Apollo's primary product is Advanced Lead-Acid Batteries: Advanced Lead-Acid Batteries are suitable for energy storage for photovoltaic arrays and delivering peak power on demand to a grid or off-grid locations via a Grid-Tie inverter.
Apollo's Lead Cobalt Battery is fully developed and was used successfully in over 100 electric vehicles starting in 1966, including the winning vehicles in the two cross country electric car races between CalTech and MIT in 1968 and 1970. Several improvements have been made throughout the years, and the latest improvements are the subject of a U.S. patent which has been issued by the U.S. Patent Office in 2006 -- all 100 claims allowed. The new battery will be much lighter than ordinary lead-acid batteries and will have a higher voltage as well as greater energy and power density. An additional patent application has been filed on methods of production of Lead-Foam. Apollo believes its new battery can replace such advanced battery technologies as nickel-metal-hydride at less cost; and has some significant advantages over lithium batteries. CEO Robert R. Aronsson has been involved in battery research since 1947 and was the original developer of Lead-Foam Grids.
Apollo Lead Cobalt Batteries are protected by patents issued in the USA and China and will set the standard within the battery markets. They have a higher energy density than other Lead Acid Batteries, have a Tri-Polar construction with two current collecting bus bars at the top of the cells connecting the positive and negative plates (as in all batteries) and four current collecting bus bars at the bottom of the cells (not in other batteries) which results in additional current paths through the cells, and prevents vibration and stratification of electrolyte.
Cobalt is also added to the cells which protect the positive plate from oxidation when the batteries are being charged. These batteries can be fast charged at high currents and exhibit a much flatter discharge curve at high discharge rates than other lead-acid batteries. The result is superior performance in all battery applications. The batteries give excellent performance in electric cars and golf carts. They will also give excellent performance in forklift trucks, mine locomotives, airport tugs, floor sweepers and scrubbers, boats, ships, and aircraft.
Apollo has secured a patent which covers Lead Foam Battery Plates and is applying for a second Lead Foam patent. Lead Foam is a very light-weight material (much lighter than solid lead) that greatly reduces the weight of the battery and increases its energy density. Once Apollo’s new batteries are in production with Lead Foam Battery Plates, it is possible that the new batteries will be able to compete with Lithium-based batteries now being used in electric cars.
APOLLO GC8 GOLF CART BATTERY
Back-up power for 4-days in the event of a power outage.
Battery & Inverter Grid-Tied
Battery is maintained 100% charged by grid.
When Power Goes Out, Battery Switches On
Seamless – No Noticeable Interruption of Power
Special Electronics – Power Guard System
Capacity in range 7 kWh – 350 kWh,
i.e. 1 – 50 of 24V modules (12 – 600 cells).
Emergency Power Backup System
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