Prototype to Production: Modular Battery Platform Project for California Critical Infrastructure
This project will scale-up manufacturing for a dedicated, modular battery platform for critical infrastructure (initially targeting telecommunication towers) and make it possible for the manufacturing to be in California.
Within the last two years, Caban Systems improved its manufacturing capability from a prototype line to manufacturing low-rate initial production. Additionally, Caban Systems has identified and purchased all required capital equipment (CTL, laser welder, etc.), completed all UN certifications, begun processing required UL certifications and successfully stayed ahead of the project schedule. Caban Systems will continue to focus on scaling production to reach full manufacturing capacity, growing sales and customer pipeline, completing UL testing and certification as well as research and develop its operational technology for a more efficient product line.
This project will scale-up manufacturing for a dedicated, modular battery platform for critical infrastructure (initially targeting telecommunication towers) and make it possible for the manufacturing to be in California. The high-energy-density battery pack has best-of-class battery management and control software to remotely meter, monitor, and control the units. The battery platform is designed for fire resiliency and will withstand extreme temperatures. In combination with onsite renewable energy, the equipment can bring a cell tower under environmental distress back online. In case of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS), the platform can power telecommunication systems and critical infrastructure for hours or days, restoring communication immediately after a fire, no matter the damage to the grid infrastructure or power lines. The modular battery platform also can be used as a pop-up energy source to be quickly deployed to disaster areas to restore electricity for lights, water, heating, and cooling.
The project will lower costs for IOUs, hence ratepayers too, by reducing the need for grid extensions to critical infrastructure in remote locations.
The project expects to create 21 new, direct, living-wage jobs in California through the scale-up of their manufacturing facility.
The project will provide environmental benefits by reducing or eradicating the need for diesel- and gas-powered back-up generators for critical infrastructure.
The project will scale-up production of a modular battery platform that will increase the reliability of life-saving, critical infrastructure during power outages and peak grid hours.
The project will help increase safety by providing a modular battery platform that can be used as a pop-up energy source for communities when the grid is offline.
Key Project Members
Caban Systems, Inc.