Nickel Hydrogen Batteries for Terrestrial Applications 929056
Nickel-Hydrogen (Ni-H2) batteries have an extensive database of successful operation in aerospace applications requiring long life, no maintenance, and extremely high reliability. In the common pressure vessel (CPV) design configuration, the life cycle cost of the system is actually lower than that of lead acid and other competing battery technologies. This cost advantage can be directly attributed to the long life, exceeding 10,000 deep discharge cycles, and no maintenance capabilities of the CPV Nickel-Hydrogen battery. As a result the CPV has significant market potential in terrestrial applications such as load leveling, remote energy storage, and aircraft starting.