ReUse: Second Life Applications

After a marine battery energy storage system has served its full lifecycle, reuse the batteries for second life applications.

Marine battery energy storage systems typically offer a product lifecycle duration of 8 to 12 years, depending on the application. At the end of that timeframe, the battery capacity is longer sufficient to perform its originally intended, first life purpose. However, the remaining battery capacity can still be well suited to reuse in other applications.

Understanding battery state of health is key.

Continuously monitoring battery system performance through the Corvus Vessel Information Portal provides critical insights into battery capacity and state of health. By collecting data from the time of installation through the entire first life of a Corvus energy storage system, we can quantify and provide reports on actual battery performance. With this information, you can make data-backed decisions when the time arrives to consider either repurposing or recycling the batteries.

Furthermore, continuous monitoring throughout the first life of the battery system supports proactive and preventative maintenance. This contributes to improved overall system state of health. This results in improved performance during both the first life and repurposed second use.

Reusing marine batteries supports sustainability.

As the maritime sector and world at large increasingly focus on sustainability and reducing carbon footprints, the demand for electric power and renewable energy solutions is likewise increasing. As a result, the market for lithium-ion batteries, the type of batteries used in many Corvus energy storage systems, has seen rapid growth. Repurposing maritime batteries for other, new applications is a sustainable choice. Not only will the batteries be reused, they will continue to produce clean power in their secondary application.