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GE Energy Storage and Xtreme Power have formalized a strategic alliance to work together to provide energy storage solutions.

According to the companies, the alliance combines GE's Durathon battery technology for grid energy storage systems and Xtreme Power's experience as an integrated energy storage turnkey solutions provider.

The Durathon battery products, which GE says can last up to 10 times longer than conventional lead-acid batteries, are the result of a $100 million initial investment in battery technology developed at GE's Global Research Center in Niskayuna, N.Y.

GE’s Durathon battery technology, when paired with Xtreme Power’s Xtreme Active Control Technology (XACT), should enable safer and more efficient storage of electricity at a low cost for grid applications, the companies add. XACT is a control system architecture that offers control algorithms, real-time response, remote monitoring and power management.

“Our combined team’s proven experience in integrating energy storage technologies with power conversion systems and the grid, as well as installing and operating multi-megawatt energy storage systems, will bring real lifecycle value to our customers,” says Prescott Logan, general manager of GE Energy Storage.


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