New Xelectrix power boxes to hybridise gensets
By Belinda Smart13 January 2021
Austrian company Xelectrix Power has launched a range of battery pack ‘power boxes’ which is said will transform any existing diesel generator into a hybrid power solution.
Targeted at a range of end markets, but with construction seen as a key application, the company’s products include the PRO Range, with a capacity of 11-35 kW (20-120 kWh), and the Unlimited Range M10 has a capacity of 35-150 kW (40-240kWh). Higher battery capacities are possible with the M20 and M40 ranges.
The company was founded in 2016 by brothers Dominik and Alexander Hartl, the same family that operates the Hartl crushing and screening business. Xelectrix last year attracted additional investment from Lansdowne Investment Company Cyprus (“LICC”) and the Tansanit Foundation and is now targeting the European market with its power storage range, with plans to expand globally over the longer term.
“Xelectrix Power is to become one of the global players in the energy sector and an essential part of the energy transition in the construction industry and sees itself in the long term not only as a strong partner for the charging infrastructure, but also as an ‘Intelligent Energy Data Hub’ that stores, optimises and controls energy with innovative technologies”, said Dominik Hartl.
The power boxes create hybrid generators by combining traditional gensets with battery packs to generate a fuel efficient, noise reduced and environmentally friendly power supply.
Power boxes can be charged on site using available power, making stored power accessible to equipment such as all-electric construction machines.
The new products form part of Xelectrix Power’s modular energy storage range, complemented with high-voltage battery packs with LFP cells.
In combination with Xelectrix power boxes, mobile photovoltaic systems can be implemented in mobile Micro Grids on construction sites, enabling clean energy supply to off-grid construction sites.
The product range is “easy to install as a complete system (Plug & Play)” and applicable to industries including renewable energy, e-mobility, energy suppliers, network operators and the construction industry.