Applications

Stationary Energy Storage

The Brill Power BMS is ideal for stationary energy storage solutions. It offers lower system and lifetime costs as well as improved safety and simpler system integration. Our technology is scalable to work across numerous stationary storage applications including:

  • Residential
  • Commercial and industrial
  • Grid scale
  • Off-grid 
Brill Power Battery Management System is ideal for stationary energy storage solutions
Brill Power Battery Management System is ideal for stationary energy storage solutions

Benefits of using the Brill Power BMS in stationary storage applications include:

  • Up to 60% longer battery lifetime
  • Lower system and lifetime cost – additional battery lifetime means there is no need to oversize the battery to ensure performance levels are maintained
  • Direct integration with DC power sources and loads – avoid the cost and complexity of DC/DC converters and charge controllers
  • Lower maintenance costs and higher reliability – prevent downtime of plant for both diagnostic procedures and unscheduled maintenance via a predictive maintenance approach
  • Improved safety – contain faults via local disconnects and keep the terminal voltage at zero when the battery is not used, e.g. during transport, handling, storage and maintenance
  • Accurate battery condition monitoring to maximize asset utilization
  • Smaller batteries or fewer replacements means less resource use and waste, making batteries more sustainable

Electric Vehicles

Our EV BMS has been developed for high-performance applications, to maintain the highest possible levels of energy and power density over the lifetime of the vehicle. The flexible and modular hardware format makes it easy to integrate with different platforms.

Benefits of using the Brill Power BMS in EV applications include:

  • Maintain higher energy and power density over vehicle life
  • Up to 60% longer battery lifetime – avoid battery replacements
  • Improved safety – contain faults via local disconnects and keep the terminal voltage at zero when the battery is not used, e.g. during transport, handling and storage
  • Improved thermal management – avoid thermal hot-spots by controlling the current distribution throughout the battery system
  • Faster charging – no slow balancing steps are necessary
  • Hybridisation of power sources – combine different types of energy storage devices for optimal energy and power density
  • Simple DC system integration – optimise your DC powertrain for lower cost and weight
  • Accurate battery condition monitoring to maximize available power and energy
  • Fewer battery replacements means less resource use and waste, making batteries more sustainable

2nd life batteries

Brill Power Battery Management System is particularly well suited for 2nd life applications
Brill Power Battery Management System is particularly well suited for 2nd life applications

The Brill Power BMS is particularly well suited for 2nd life applications due to its ability to use every single battery cell to its fullest potential and maximise battery lifetime.

Benefits of using the Brill Power BMS in EV applications include:

  • Access up to 46% more energy from used cells
  • Up to 60% longer battery lifetime – particularly important for used batteries
  • Ability to combine cells of any type and residual capacity – no need for costly pre-screening
  • Maximal reliability – a battery system with Brill Power BMS keeps operating even if individual cells fail
  • Improved safety – contain faults via local disconnects and keep the terminal voltage at zero when the battery is not used
  • Direct integration with DC power sources and loads – avoid the cost and complexity of DC/DC converters and charge controllers
  • Improved thermal management – avoid thermal hot-spots by controlling the current distribution throughout the battery system
  • Faster charging – no slow balancing steps are necessary
  • Accurate battery condition monitoring to maximize available power and energy
  • Up-cycling batteries means less resource use and waste, making batteries more sustainable – the Brill Power BMS can be kept in operation even if cells are replaced

Beyond lithium-ion

Brill Power’s hardware is future proof in that it is flexible to operate with any type of energy storage device, including batteries with new chemistries – all it takes is a software update. We are currently developing our BMS for applications with sodium-ion and lithium-sulfur batteries and are open to projects with any other chemistries.

Benefits of using the Brill Power BMS for new chemistries include:

  • Programmable safety and performance settings – accommodate any chemistry through simple software updates
  • 2x voltage boost capability – unlocks more energy at low voltage levels
  • Ability to hybridize with any energy storage device
Beyond lithium-ion, Brill Power Battery Management System for new chemistries
Beyond lithium-ion, Brill Power Battery Management System for new chemistries

Projects & Case Studies

Brill Power Hybrid Battery Optimisation
Brill Power Hybrid Battery Optimisation

Hybrid Battery Optimisation

Together with Delta Motorsport, Aston Martin Lagonda and Imperial College London, we are designing, building and testing a hybrid battery system for high-performance vehicles. The Brill Power BMS enables the combination of high energy-density and high power-density devices in a single energy storage system, without a separate DC/DC converter. Another innovation developed as part of this project will be a software toolkit for optimal hybrid energy storage system design and simulation.

The project is funded by Innovate UK’s Faraday Battery Challenge.

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Hybrid minigrid pilot in Uganda

Bringing together a trio of innovative energy technologies – highly efficient biomass gasification, PV energy, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries – and combining these with intelligent AI & Machine Learning software, sustainable feedstock, electric vehicles and circular economy principles, the Project involves the consortium designing, setting up and operating a pilot hybrid solar+biomass+energy storage minigrid to:

  1.  Provide clean, sustainable 24-hour access to electricity and water to off-grid agricultural & refugee communities, households and businesses in rural Uganda;
  2.  Distribute energy over a much larger geographic area using decentralised, rechargeable lithium batteries and community electric tricycles, which can then be connected for power and recharged when not in use.

The technology will be developed in the UK by Modularity Grid and Brill Power, two leading SMEs in the fields of grid and battery technology, and then integrated in Uganda with the help of leading minigrid developer Mandulis Energy.

Brill Power’s contribution to this project is its intelligent battery management system for a lithium-ion battery that will connect directly to a solar PV array and provide uninterrupted power to the local water pumping and treatment facility. Brill Power’s battery data platform will provide battery and solar data to feed into Modularity Grid’s minigrid energy management system. This crucial element of the project will ensure reliable access to clean water for drinking and sanitation for the local community.

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HybridMinigrid

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Pozibot, a novel, dynamic warranty insurance product for batteries
Pozibot, a novel, dynamic warranty insurance product for batteries

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Pozibot

This project aims to develop a novel, dynamic warranty insurance product for batteries which, with the help of AI, goes beyond traditional risk calculation and forecasting and enables the insurance provider to conduct prescriptive analytics based on real-time battery health and usage data. Brill Power’s contribution to the project includes a BMS solution for both stationary energy storage and electric vehicles, which communicates the low-level battery data necessary for such a dynamic warranty insurance approach.

The project is funded by Innovate UK’s competition Transforming Accountancy, Insurance and Legal Services with AI and Data.

Complete Current Control Everywhere (3CE)

With support from BEIS’s Energy Entrepreneurs Fund 7, the 3CE project will advance our stationary storage technology from pilot to product. Having kicked off in 2019, we have added features and robustness to our Brill Battery Management System for use in smaller Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS). Our BMS for larger systems will be 3rd party validated and implemented in a demonstrator system.

For more information, or if you are interested in piloting our stationary storage technology, please get in touch on our contact page.

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