Panasonic Corp is the biggest supplier of lithium-ion batteries used in electric cars - Panasonic will supply twp billion lithium-ion battery cells to Tesla Motors in the next four years per recently inked new agreement; through 2017
SMART ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS
By F. A. Lopez
PANASONIC – SIGNIFICANT FACTS
• Panasonic Corp is the biggest supplier of lithium-ion
batteries used in electric cars
• Panasonic will supply 2 billion lithium-ion battery
cells to Tesla Motors in the next four years of
recently inked new agreement through 2017
Battery Power in KW
Battery capacity in KWH
COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS
• Renewable energy sources such as sun and wind
power can cause instability as there may be
fluctuations in the power they produce.
• Smart Energy Battery Storage Systems act as a
stabilizer for renewable energy.
COMMUNITY GRID STORAGE
• The Community can be a Power Quality Park
• The Community can be a Business Park
• The Community can be an Industrial Park
STANDARD BATTERY MODULE FOR
• The standard battery module is a freely scalable
building block containing 312 cylindrical 18650type lithium-ion battery cells (18 mm diameter, 65
mm length) often used in laptop computers and
SMART ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM
1. Battery Management
2. Standard Battery Module
for Energy Storage
3. The Battery Cells
BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
• This component controls the
charging and discharging of
the storage batteries.
• Comprised of standard
modules for power storage
and a battery management
• Can manage multiple
component batteries so that
they can be used as if they
were a single battery.
STANDARD LITHIUM-ION BATTERY MODULE
Voltage = Nominal 46.8 V (39 - 52 V)
Capacity = 38.4 Ah
Charging = V/A 52 V/Maximum 10 A
Electric Capacity =1797 Wh
Max Discharge = 30 A (continuous 20 A)
Ambiant Température Range = Charge (5 - 40°C) / Discharge (-10 - 60°C)
Weight = Approx. 19 kg
INDUSTRIAL BATTERY SYSTEMS
HIGH ENERGY DENSITY STACKED SYSTEMS
PANASONIC IS ENERGY DENSE
TESLA BATTERY PACK – PANASONIC
• The Panasonic NCR18650 format
cylindrical batteries stacked in a pack
• The 85 kilowatt-hour Tesla Model S
contains over 7,000 cells in the 18650
size - Tesla Motors
PANASONIC - TOYOTA PRIUS
• Battery pack of the 2nd generation Toyota Prius
• Consists of 28 Panasonic prismatic nickel metal hydride modules—each
containing six 1.2 volt cells—connected in series to produce a nominal
voltage of 201.6 volts.
• The total number of cells is 168, compared with 228 cells packaged in 38
modules in the first generation Prius. The pack is positioned behind the
PANASONIC OUTPUT & SUPPLY
• Panasonic global capacity for automotive prismatic
lithium ion batteries has surged from just 100,000
cells a month in 2010 to 2 million cells a month
• Capacity figures for cylindrical lithium ion batteries
are almost exclusively a single automotive
PANASONIC RAMPS UP PRODUCTION
• Panasonic Corp. plans a big increase in lithium ion battery capacity for both
hybrid and electric vehicles, including the Tesla Model S sedan.
• Panasonic will add a fourth line at its Kasai plant in Hyogo prefecture, just west
of Osaka. That factory makes prismatic lithium ion batteries for Toyota Motor
Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Audi AG.
• It will add a line at its Sominoe plant in Osaka, which makes cylindrical lithium
ion batteries for Tesla Motors Inc. alongside batteries for personal computers.
• It will begin cylindrical battery production for cars at its Kaizuka plant, also in
• Panasonic has been the sole battery supplier for the Model S, but Tesla is in
talks with Samsung SDI of South Korea.
Reference - http://www.autonews.com/article/20131021/OEM06/310219870/panasonic-to-increase-its-battery-capacity#axzz2py2zOTu9
• Panasonic - one year chart
• PCRFF $12.58 as of 1/9/2014
• Tesla - one year chart
• TSLA $147.53 as of 1/9/2014
Read more: http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/pcrff/stockchart#ixzz2py7l3qwk
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Felix Lopez currently holds a position as Strategic Account Manager, and enjoys helping people
and his customers become successful contributors to a winning organization.
Felix has over 20 years’ experience in the energy and utility industry in both regulated and
unregulated sectors, having worked at the height of utility deregulation and direct access. Felix
held business development positions at PG&E Energy Services, Chevron Energy Solutions,
Motorola Utilities Enterprise Group and returned back to PG&E in 2007.
While at PG&E Energy Services, held a position as National Account Manager and responsible
for the development and execution of energy management and power projects at upstream
and downstream assists of BP-ARCO, Citgo Petroleum, Shell, IBM, International Paper, Tenneco.
At Chevron Energy Solutions, his team worked all sectors including State and Federal. At
Motorola, Felix’s team was responsible for business development in Smart Metering, SCADA,
Analog/Digital Wireless Canopy systems, Mission Critical RF/Voice/Data systems to all utilities
and government municipalities in California and the Pacific Northwest.
Felix holds a Master’s Degree in Business, Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Green Six Sigma
Certification, Certificate in Urban & Regional Planning, and Certificates in Advanced Power
Quality and Energy Management.
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org