US-based SimpliPhi Power continues to gain traction in Australian with its cobalt-free lithium-ion storage solutions now incorporated as part of Global Sustainable Energy Solutions’ training courses.

GSES has recently launched the grid-connect PV with battery storage course at its training centre in Botany, NSW, as well as launching a purpose built mobile training unit. GSES’ practical training for this course includes the SimpliPhi lithium ferro phosphate batteries.

“We chose SimpliPhi because of its strong reputation and use in military applications,” said GSES principal engineer Chris Martell.

“It is important to demonstrate products … which we were sure would perform given a proven track record and strong reputation.”

The GSES mobile training facility is the first-of-its-kind in the Australian market, he said.

GSES students at both the Botany centre and mobile training unit wire and configure the SimpliPhi batteries, perform testing and commissioning and wire in a load to complete the system.

SimpliPhi is known for its 100 percent depth of discharge, over 98 percent efficiency charge and discharge rate and an extended operating temperature range of -20° to 60°C.

“This new GSES training course is the next phase in preparing a host of installers to integrate our proven and safe storage solution for Australians looking for greater energy independence,” said Chris Beitel, COO of SimpliPhi Power.

SimpliPhi Power has partnered with DPA Solar to distribute its energy storage technology in Australia and New Zealand.