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BV gives nod to Shift’s ESS

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Canada-based Shift Clean Energy (Shift) has received its second major certification for its clean energy storage solution (ESS) by Bureau Veritas (BV).

BV’s marine and offshore division has approved Shift’s lithium-ion battery-based ESS use in fully electric or hybrid vessels as well as on land uses. The batteries that have been certified include Kokam lithium cells.

“Bureau Veritas is one of the most highly respected certifiers in the world and having their stamp of approval demonstrates to our customers that Shift’s clean energy solutions are a good choice in our customers’ climate action programs,” said Brent Perry, Shift CEO. “Our goal is to provide our customers the safest, highest quality ESS as part of their climate action solutions. Our batteries work, the way our customers need them to, and safety is built into the very design.”

Shift’s batteries include features such as CellSwäp, which reduces net carbon impact by re-using primary components and replace and recycle only the cells instead of replacing the system every 10 years. OnWatch, the all-in-one software platform, analyses and supervises key battery performance indicators and performance 24/7 for a customer’s entire fleet, and enables proactive maintenance, enhances battery life and conserves reliability of every single module. The CellCool system enables all cells to consistently operate at optimal temperatures. It reverses thermal runaway incidents and extends cell life.

Shift recently launched its new PwrSwäp service, a pay-as-you go subscription service. Based on Shift’s best-in-class ESS, PwrSwäp provides customers with fully charged swappable ePod battery cartridges and all related components which are connected through cloud-based service and management centres. The swappable batteries are sized per trip instead of a permanent 10-year system, greatly reducing size and weight and cost, some of the biggest barriers to ESS use.

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