USA: A123 Energy Solutions, a division of A123 Systems LLC, and developer and manufacturer of advanced energy storage systems using A123 Systems Nanophosphate battery technology, has announced that its Long Duration Grid Battery System (GBS-LD) meets the necessary requirements for CE Marking in the European Union (EU).
Working with technical services provider TÜV Rheinland, A123 has certified that its GBS is compliant with the safety, operational and other criteria outlined by the EU’s Low Voltage Directive and Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive. A123 Energy Solutions is now applying CE Marking to all its GBS-LD systems.
CE Marking signifies that the GBS-LD is compliant with EU legislation and that A123 is able to sell and ship the product throughout the European market. Specifically, A123 has certified that the GBS-LD meets the requirements of the EU’s Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive.
The LVD ensures that products like the GBS-LD are safe for their intended use and requires a high level of protection against possible hazards caused by electrical equipment. The EMC Directive is operational in nature and is designed to ensure that electrical equipment does not create electromagnetic disturbances that interfere with radio and telecommunication equipment.