The world’s first-ever facility to create thermal batteries will be inaugurated 07 August 2018 in Andhra Pradesh. The state’s Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will be present at the unveiling of the plant, that will see thermal batteries being manufactured by Bharat Energy Storage Technology Private Limited (BEST).
These batteries are based on alternative sources of energy production, and their presence is expected to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels. Through thermal batteries, BEST will look to store energy that can power telecommunications, commercial enterprises, electric vehicles as well as charging systems.
Not only will it help create renewable energy, but these batteries are also expected to help provide energy to remote areas. As per the plans are known, BEST aims to commercially open up the plant by May 2019, where it could provide an initial capacity of 1000MW. In its first phase, it will produce batteries for telecom, mini/microgrids, and electric buses, that are expected to run for up to 800kms on a single charge.