Team Sustain: Leveraging Energy Storage Technologies to Conserve Environ of Tomorrow

George Mathew, Founder & CEO

George Mathew

Founder & CEO

The ongoing trends in energy demand, supply and usage are clearly unsustainable – environmentally, economically & socially. Macro developments like urbanization, climate change and depleting resources are alarming bells for investments in clean technologies. At the same time, India is evolving as one of the most attractive destinations for environmental-friendly investments and growing green by nine percent per annum, hence strengthening its energy security. Identifying this energy storage demand back in 1994, Team Sustain (TS)emerged as one of the first clean technology companies in the world to provide energy storage based off-grid solutions with an agnostic approach towards technology and products.

Under the aegis of George Mathew (Founder & CEO), TS designs and engineers appropriate energy storage solutions specifically based on application, location and operational conditions, and targets IRR, TCO expectations of clients. While focusing on poor grid and off-grid regions like India, Middle-east, Africa and Asia, the company designs advanced solutions for telecom applications, micro grids, resorts, commercial and residential applications. Moreover, it deploys all major technologies
including advanced FLA with carbon, VRLA with carbon, lithium ion phosphate, NiCad, Flow batteries and many more, to add volumes to the growing energy storage market.

TS was one of the first to use IoT and Big Data Architecture to enable Real Time monitoring and Data Analytics of Battery Performance from the Field

Simplifying Complexities
Despite the noise that users consider energy storage as ‘the black box’, TS transformed this approach into regular practice by enhancing product’s performance through Remote Real Time Monitoring and Data Analytics that helps in identifying misuse, abuse and predicts failures in advance. In fact, TS was one of the first to use IoT and Big Data Architecture to enable Real Time monitoring and Data Analytics of Battery Performance from the Field.This gives full visibility to batteries’ performance along with highlighting various external factors necessary for energy storage solutions. George adds, “Carbon based industrial led acid batteries with partial state of charge capacities in association with Trojan Battery Company(U.S.)is the heart of some of the solutions we offer”. As per IEC Test No.IEC 61427, the energy storage solutions are warranted for eight years and 3500 cycles with a lifespan of 17 years.

Power Packed Technology
TS developed a hybrid system consisting of Renewable Energy sources such as solar, wind,
biomass, variable speed DG and energy storage coupled with load management. Energy storage being the backbone, this system is called as Smart RE Micro Grid. Besides, the company offers storage solutions for Telecom BTS towers and micro grids along with Solar Battery Diesel Hybrid solutions ranging from 50KW to 1MW which reduces DG run hours by 50 percent and is ideal for off-grid resorts, labor camps and high-load applications running 24/7 on DG.

Leveraging technology at par excellence, TS designed first-of-its-kind autonomous nano lab in Dayalbagh University (Agra) and helped Spice Village (Thekkady) develop into eco friendly resort where entire power requirement is met through off-grid solar hybrid system with energy storage of 400 kw/hr. No wonder, the company has paved its leeway to success with names like ATC (American Tower Corporation), Quanta TowerGen and Malankara Plantations, to name a few, carved in its portfolio!

Teaming Innovation, Sustaining Success
While the R&D ninjas are devising solutions for global energy storage challenges, TS is introducing Solar DG hybrid solutions for off-grid and remote applications to support loads ranging from 50KW to 1MW DG operations to allow 100 percent penetration and deliver financial & environmental benefits to clients. Additionally, the company is innovating electric powered boats (small 4-seater to 200-seater vessels) using energy storage technologies. “We intent to make them considerably competitive in pricing, when compared to conventional fossil fueled boats/vessels, with a payback period of less than three years,” concludes George.