Sunica.plus nickel battery
Ready and reliable, even in challenging conditions
Sunica.plus is the perfect solution for remote installations that rely on power generation such as solar panels, wind-turbines and diesel generators. These nickel batteries can be used under the most difficult environmental conditions.
Features & Benefits
Robustness guaranteed by design
- Good chargeability for highly efficient operation under fluctuating charging conditions
- Good cycling capability to withstand daily and seasonal cycling at variable depths of discharge and state of charge
- Sunica.plus nickel battery capacity range : 50 Ah to 1830 Ah (C120 A rate)
- Operates in extreme temperatures from - 20°C to + 50°C and tolerates - 50°C to + 70°C for short durations
- Long life-cycle : over 20 years
- Optional automated integral water filling system
- Charge efficiency: performs at any state of charge
- Cycling : achieves 10,000 cycles at 15% of daily depth of discharge
An Environmentally Sound Solution
- Manufacturing process and recycling capability ensure lowest CO2 footprint
- Wide temperature range, saving energy consumption of battery rooms (HVAC, Heating)
- Long operational life of over 20 years, at least 3 times longer than lead-acid batteries
- Lowest total cost of ownership
Closing the loop on responsible production
Saft operates the only plant in the world that produces nickel-cadmium batteries incorporating metals that have been reclaimed on site from spent batteries, reducing their eco-footprint. Recycling Ni-Cd batteries is a complex process that involves separating the nickel, cobalt and cadmium from the electrodes, a process perfected by Saft’s plant in Oskarshamn, Sweden – the only one worldwide involved in both the recycling and manufacturing of Ni-Cd batteries and incorporating recycled metals.
Saft operates a network of over 30 bring back points worldwide that receive spent Ni-Cd batteries produced at Saft factories, as well as those made by its competitors. The bring back point located in northern Europe brings these used batteries back to Oskarshamn, minimizing transportation. Other bring back points work with other fully permitted recycling partners selected by Saft to ensure that the recovery rates mandated imposed by the EU battery directive are met.
Saft was awarded a top rating in 2021 by Ecovadis, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rating organization for sustainable development performance, scoring in the 96th percentile on: environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.
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