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GE’s battery storage unit to be used in power system

GE (NYSE: GE)’s Energy Storage business, a unit of GE Transportation, recently signed a Business Cooperation Agreement with Arista Power Inc. to jointly promote and market Arista’s new Power on Demand System that will incorporate GE’s new Durathon batteries.

Arista Power, a manufacturer, designer and integrator of renewable energy generation, management and distribution systems, has selected GE’s new Durathon Battery system for use in its new Power on Demand Systems.

GE’s Durathon battery is the product of a $100 million investment in next-generation battery technology.  Durathon is a nickel salt battery that is marketed for energy storage and uninterruptable power supply (UPS) applications.

GE’s Durathon is 50 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter than traditional batteries, and are made to last up to 20 years.

Arista’s Power on Demand system reduces electricity demand charges, by using energy generated by wind turbines, solar photovoltaic, the electric grid, and other power sources in conjunction with a custom-designed battery storage system and proprietary real-time demand monitoring technology.

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