Stationary and mobile energy storages
GBT GmbH, as operating company of GBLT Corp., conquers the worldwide market of stationary and mobile storage devices, worth USD 8.54 billion by 2023, combining lithium storage for battery power with a known brand name: Polaroid.
- The opportunity is massive… and virtually untapped.
Demand for batteries is dominated by consumer electronics today.
- Several applications are “in the money” today.
Main focus on: Backup power, Peak shaving, Renewables integration, Ancillary services, T&D deferral, and bulk storage.
- Costs are set to come down meaningfully.
Driven by increasing scale and manufacturing efficiencies, battery prices are set to halve over the next decade.
- Technology performance has improved.
Commercial Lithium-Ion batteries in are now being configured for up to 5.000 cycles, well above current norms.
- The ecosystem is getting built.
System integrators, developers, and software providers are increasingly focusing on building comprehensive battery management solutions for various applications across the grid.
AdvantagesLithium Ion Technology
- Size/Weight advantages (1/5 weight)
- Very little wasted energy (100% efficient both charge & discharge)
- Extended lifecycle | 80% at 900 cycles (Total: up to 5.000 cycles)
- Superior capacity (99%)
- No self discharge & fast charging
- Non-existent voltage sag
- No placement issues (safe)
- Pollution free, much cleaner & safer
- Calendar life (10 years)
DisadvantagesConventional Lead Technology
- Very heavy – No mobility
- Loses amp hours in & out, rapid drops in voltage & capacity
- 300 cycles
- Limited useable capacity, wastes 50-60%
- Slow and in-efficient to charge
- At 35% of capacity, voltage drops steadily
- Boils and leaks (always needs to be upright)
- Lead serious polluter of environment
- Calendar life (2-3 years)
GBT GmbH also offers LED lighting products. A market which will expand to USD 110 billion until 2020. GBT enables the customer to retrofit existing light installations in warehouses, office-buildings, parking-lots, harbours, airports, schools and many more. Through the annual electricity cost savings, the investment in retrofitting and modification pays off after just a few years, since Polaroid LED light products save up to 60% of electricity.
- Consequently, in 2020 there will be a market potential for GBT in the light sector of 1.83 billion USD (total of 110 billion USD in 2020; 5% = 5.5 billion; GBT GmbH being present in approx. 1/3 of the markets)
- As one-stop supplier, GBT GmbH is a brand alternative to the big three: Philips, Osram and GE.