Swedish-based companies Polarium and Northvolt announced they have initiated a long-term partnership in which Northvolt will supply Polarium with lithium-ion battery cells. The move, according to a company source, will make Polarium the first company in the world to offer energy storage for telecom networks built on Northvolt’s green battery cells. Polarium contends that backup power has long been a costly and challenging issue for the telecom industry with conventional lead-acid batteries needing to be replaced frequently, while diesel is costly.
“We are on a mission to create the best energy storage solutions in the world, and we are continuously working to decrease the carbon footprint of our solutions. Therefore, we are very happy that Northvolt can provide us with battery cells from their fossil-free production facility, Northvolt Ett,” says Stefan Jansson, CEO and founder of Polarium. “Through our strategic partnership, we can provide the global telecom industry with what’s probably the greenest energy storage solution on the market,” he said.
The new product range, “Green,” is built on Northvolt lithium-ion battery cells. With large-scale cell production starting in 2021, at Northvolt Ett gigafactory in Skellefteå, Sweden, Northvolt is set to manufacture what the company claims are “the greenest batteries in the world.”
“For both Northvolt and Polarium, the future is renewable. We are proud to supply Polarium with lithium-ion battery cells that are manufactured with 100 percent clean energy and thereby support Polarium in driving change in the global telecom industry towards smarter and more sustainable power supply solutions,” says Emad Zand, President, Northvolt Systems.