A123 Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: AONE) develops and manufactures advanced Nanophosphate® lithium iron phosphate batteries and energy storage systems that deliver high power and energy density, long life, and excellent safety performance. The company's game-changing technology enables customers to commercialize innovative products for the transportation, electric grid, commercial and government markets.
Founded in 2001, A123's proprietary Nanophosphate technology is built on novel nanoscale materials initially developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, A123 Systems is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. and employs more than 2,400 people worldwide.
With a planned investment of more than $1 billion dedicated to capacity expansion, A123 Systems is committed to continuing the development of its scalable manufacturing model. The company leverages more than 1 million square feet of manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and North America to mass-produce advanced battery cells and systems to meet increasing global demand.
A123 Systems is a TS-16949 and ISO9001 certified supplier of advanced lithium ion cells and systems designed to help customers quickly and cost-effectively take engineering breakthroughs from conception to commercialization.
Energy Storage for Passenger Vehicles
A123 has extensive experience in designing and manufacturing advanced automotive lithium ion battery systems in an efficient package to enable the styling and performance expected from passenger vehicles. We've developed battery systems for electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) that meet and exceed rigorous automotive performance standards of major global automakers.
From custom solutions to off-the-shelf systems, A123 has the proven technology and extensive applications integration expertise to bring your application from conception to commercialization.
High-Performance Lithium Ion Battery Technology
A123's breakthrough Nanophosphate® technology delivers high power and energy density combined with excellent safety performance and extensive cycle life. Our products have low capacity loss and impedance growth over time, allowing our systems to meet end-of-life power and energy requirements with minimal pack oversizing. A123's automotive battery systems meet the demanding performance requirements of passenger vehicles while offering lower system lifecycle costs.
Minimal pack oversizing and wide SOC (State of Charge) operating window means you get more from the battery:
Greater battery utilization = Superior price performance
- High Power: Higher charge and discharge rates for better performance and efficiency
- Higher Usable Energy: Wide SOC (state of charge) range enables greater battery utilization
- Extended Cycle Life: Long battery life for more than a million micro-cycles and thousands of 100% DOD (depth of discharge) cycles
- Excellent Safety: Superior abuse tolerance compared to metal oxide lithium ion chemistries
Grid Storage Solution (GSS)
A123's Grid Storage Solution (GSS) is a flexible and fully integrated solution with a grid-ready design that can be rapidly deployed today to enable generators, utilities and grid operators to reduce costs and increase plant efficiency. With High-Rate (HR) and Long-Duration (LD) options ranging from kilowatt-scale to hundreds of megawatts, A123's GSS can be easily configured to meet customers' exact power and energy requirements. The modular design of the GSS system is highly portable, easily placed (easy to site and permit) and can be configured to fit in spaces that cannot accommodate traditional generation assets.
Grid Storage Solution Architecture
A123's GSS offers a flexible, modular architecture that consists of three key components: the Grid Battery System (GBS), AEROS™ Energy Control System and Power Conversion System, which are fully integrated and grid-ready. The GSS delivers a system-level AC-AC roundtrip efficiency rating of 90 percent*.