Powin Energy expands with lithium-ion battery line
By Christina Williams
Editor, Sustainable Business Oregon
Powin Energy announced Monday that it would sell rechargable lithium ion batteries from a Chinese manufacturer.
Powin Energy is building out its line of clean and efficient energy-related products announcing Monday that it would offer rechargeable lithium-ion battery packs and modules from a Chinese manufacturer.
The announcement follows news last week about a line of inexpensive fluorescent lighting products that Powin has started selling.
In both cases, Powin is acting as the U.S. partner for Chinese manufacturers, bringing their products to the American market through a still-developing network of dealers and installers.
"We're establishing relationships now," said Michael Morse, vice president of operations for Powin Energy.
Powin Energy was launched in December as a wholly owned subsidiary of Tualatin-based Powin Corp.
The rechargeable lithium-ion battery product line is suited for a variety of uses including electronic vehicles, scooters, bicycles and energy storage for power stations.
The Chinese manufacturer, RealForce Eneterprises Co., had just one U.S. customer before joining forces with Powin: Enginer. A Michigan company, Enginer offers a kit to turn hybrid cars into plug-in hybrids.
Morse said Powin Energy will next announce a line of LED-powered light fixtures.
"It's a great time to be in this industry," Morse said.
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