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Sion Power

Discussion in 'Battery Discussion' started by dpeilow, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. dpeilow

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    Anyone know what is going on with these guys?

    Sion Power


    Their website hasn't been updated since 2006.


    Is the technology being taken forward?


    Dave
     
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    #3 dpeilow, Jul 14, 2008
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    Good finds - thanks. I first read about these guys a couple of years back and was worried that the website had stagnated.

    Let's hope they can mass produce it soon. 350Wh/kg is roughly double current Li ion capability which means the Roadster could get me from home to Le Mans in one go (my longest journey in a typical year :smile: ).

    There is also Oxis Energy (link 2, link 3) in the UK working on a similar battery. I know they have been looking for investment (hint, Mr Musk).
     
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    bump - for some reason the above never registered in the database.
     
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    #5 dpeilow, Aug 25, 2008
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    BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Solar plane makes record flight

    It will be interesting to see if they choose Li-S for this larger plane and if it can give good performance after 1800 cycles.
     
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    They have been promising for years these unmanned solar planes as a regional wireless data hub which should have much less latency than bouncing off a satellite and much cheaper to run. I would love this to become a reality.
     
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    According to a presentation by Linda Nazar (University of Waterloo) at the recently concluded IBM Almaden Conference Sion is nowhere near that mark.
    I guess that explains the absence of a commercial offering. Hopefully their new partnership with BASF will be more fruitful.
     
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