Electric ferries use batteries as the primary power for the ship, eliminating diesel fuel and emissions. Suitable for short haul ferries of any size, the batteries are charged at each end of their trip from shore power and can be used as a UPS for the port in case of shore side grid outages.
Sterling PBES Energy Solution provides energy storage solutions to optimize or replace diesel in marine, grid and heavy industrial applications. SPBES batteries have been specifically designed for marine and industrial applications: applications where safety, reliability and cost are the most important aspects of a battery system. SPBES battery systems are used to power hybrid and fully electric ferries, offshore supply vessels, large hybrid yachts, industrial machinery and in land-based grid energy projects.
Batteries power the ship entirely on electric power for specific operations, such as in harbour cruising, reducing emissions, fuel and enginge run time. Often used for long haul ferries and some workboats. Batteries are charged with shore power and excess energy generated from engine.
Hybrid ships can vary greatly in type and energy storage size. Suited for peak shaving during dynamic positioning operations, the batteries absorb load variations so that engines only see the average system load. This improves fuel efficiency, reduces engine hours and low load operations. Batteries are recharged using excess engine energy.
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All SPBES systems use the same form factor and are backed by industry leading safety, performance, and recycling systems. CellCoolTM, ThermalStopTM and CellSwapTM provide ideal operating conditions, thermal runaway prevention and best industry value.