How do batteries work?

A battery is a container consisting of one or more cells, in which chemical energy is converted into electricity and used as a source of power.


An SHIFT battery can be configured in capacity from 26kWh to multiple MWh. (From SHIFT Clean Energy Solution)




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Ions move from positive (cathode) to negative (anode) during charging and reverse during discharging.




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The Rated Capacity (C) of a battery is measured in Ampere Hours (Ah). It defines the size of the “gas tank” and is the current a battery can deliver from fully charged to fully discharged for a period of one hour.


The C-Rate is the rate of charge or discharge expressed as a function of the rated capacity. It Defines how fast the “gas tank” can be drained.


The rated capacity at the battery nominal voltage is expressed in Watt hours (Wh).


– Information from SHIFT Clean Energy Solution –