Battery Manufacturing

We’ve established Battery Manufacturing Capabilities on Vancouver Island

Battery manufacturing is one of Rainhouse’s newest ventures. We have been able to engineer and assemble battery packs using EV battery modules and cells.

A little background on second-life EV batteries

Over the last decade, over 40 car models have been discontinued, while sales of BEV and PHEV vehicles in Canada alone reached 110,518 between 2019 and 2020. There will be an exponential increase in Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturing and adoption worldwide. What happens to the batteries when they need replacement? Through energy storage systems (ESS) EV batteries can have a second life. ESS can power everyday electronics, substitute generators, and load level or even power entire off-grid communities. EV batteries can be used to develop custom battery packs and ESS for a variety of applications to power off-grid communities, marine projects and, on-grid load leveling. 

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Supply Chain Resiliency Grant Project

Thanks to the BC government’s Supply Chain Resiliency Grant, we explored battery manufacturing through a project with CanEV and University of Victoria’s Clean Transportation research team. The result was the establishment of crucial supply chains and technical expertise for industry growth in Victoria.

 
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Lithium-iron phosphate batteries project

We also completed the conversion of lead-acid batteries to Lithium-iron phosphate batteries for a Genie – Telescopic Boom Lift used in the construction industry. Our client, Top Quality Coatings Ltd, was looking for an alternative to replace costly lead-acid batteries with a short lifespan with Lithium-iron phosphate batteries where the charge will last over a week of intense use and provide a 15 to 20 years lifespan.

 
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Battery Manufacturing Genie Lift

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