Why Vaulta batteries are the Tesla alternative customers are turning to

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When it comes to sustainable energy solutions, taking the leap to invest in a battery system for your energy needs is a game-changer. In a market filled with options, the power of making an informed choice cannot be underestimated.

From zero-waste commitments to Australian innovation and trusted government backing, Vaulta sets new standards in responsible and efficient power management.

Here are eight compelling reasons why Vaulta is the smart choice for a future powered by sustainable, cleaner energy.

1. Zero Waste – The Vaulta Inside™ Promise

The issue of battery waste is undeniable and concerning. In Australia alone, we generate a staggering 3,300 tonnes of lithium-ion battery waste annually, and this number is projected to rise by 20% each year. But it’s not just an environmental concern, it’s an economic one too.

According to CSIRO’s comprehensive 2020 report on lithium-ion battery recycling in Australia, a better system for recycling battery waste wouldn’t just take batteries out of landfill. It could also add anywhere from $603 million to $3.1 billion to the nation’s economy, and ensure a supply of raw materials that are otherwise not available here.

Vaulta takes a groundbreaking approach to sustainability with our Vaulta Inside initiative. We don’t just provide energy storage. We take full responsibility for our batteries’ entire lifecycle. From repair to re-use and, ultimately, recycling, we are committed to achieving zero waste.

In choosing Vaulta, you’re not just choosing a battery – you’re choosing a partner committed to a greener, cleaner future.

2. Locally crafted experience

Vaulta’s batteries are designed, assembled and tested locally at our manufacturing facility in Brisbane’s inner north, and ready to compete on the global stage.

It’s worth noting that there’s currently no such thing as a Battery Engineer Degree, or a Diploma of Battery Technology. By recruiting talents from various engineering and design disciplines and exposing them to renewable energy storage, Vaulta is helping to develop skills and build capabilities that have not existed in Brisbane until now.

Similarly, because Vaulta’s batteries are designed for disassembly, local licensed electricians can learn to repair them without needing to access highly specialised tools or training, making it possible for more people to develop the skills required for our renewable future.

By keeping our production close to home, we also reduce the need for extensive freight. This not only means a lighter carbon footprint, but also translates to tangible benefits for our Australian clients.

When you choose Vaulta, you’re not just investing in our battery technology – you’re supporting local communities and the Australian economy.

3. Uncompromising safety and compliance

Safety is non-negotiable when it comes to energy storage, and at Vaulta it’s our top priority. Our batteries are meticulously engineered to not only meet but exceed industry standards.

We proudly adhere to the rigorous IEC 62619 standard, ensuring the highest level of safety and compliance at both the cell and pack levels.

Our dedication to quality extends beyond safety measures. We also hold ISO 9001 certification, underscoring our pursuit of excellence in every facet of our Australian engineering.

When you choose Vaulta, you’re investing in peace of mind knowing that your energy storage solution is built upon the foundation of unmatched safety and uncompromising compliance.

4. Future-ready modular design

Our 48V modular approach has been designed to anticipate your evolving energy needs. With a high-voltage (HV) system on the horizon for 2024, our energy solutions are future-ready, allowing you to stay ahead of the curve.

Our design philosophy is rooted in advanced composite materials and intelligent, streamlined design principles. This combination enables us to create high-performance batteries that are recyclable and repairable. Unlike conventional battery manufacturing methods, which often involve intricate welding, screwing, and gluing, Vaulta’s approach is refreshingly simpler and significantly more sustainable.

One of the standout features of Vaulta’s modular design is its ease of disassembly and reassembly, taking around 20 minutes to complete.

What’s more, our technology adheres to well-established rack unit specifications in the battery industry. This standardisation not only simplifies design complexities but also enables us to tailor our batteries to meet specific requirements. We are committed to seamlessly aligning our technology with industry standards, ensuring engineers and users alike have confidence in the flexibility and sustainability of our solutions.

5. Australian innovation and leadership

We take immense pride in our Australian roots and our dedication to pushing the boundaries of sustainable energy solutions. Our founder and CEO, Dominic Spooner, an accomplished design engineer with over a decade of experience spanning diverse industries such as renewables, batteries, defence, aerospace, consumer products, commercial products, and startups, is the visionary driving our journey.

Dominic’s path to founding Vaulta was marked by a pivotal realisation – the enormous untapped potential in the world of battery design. While working on battery prototypes in his spare time, he recognised that the way batteries were assembled played a significant role in the growing problem of battery waste and recycling challenges. With a deep commitment to addressing this issue, Dominic decided to channel his expertise and passion into designing out battery waste.

Vaulta’s journey officially began in 2019, following Doninic’s dedication and the support of early-stage investors who believed in the transformative potential of his vision. Since then, our commitment to innovation has only grown stronger.

When you choose Vaulta, you’re embracing Australian innovation and leadership that’s driving change on a global scale.

6. Competitive pricing

We believe that quality and sustainability should be accessible to everyone. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to offer competitive pricing on our energy solutions, ensuring that excellence doesn’t come with an exorbitant price tag.

Our commitment to affordability is grounded in the belief that sustainable energy should be within reach for a wide range of customers. Whether you’re powering your home or an off-grid location, Vaulta provides you with a reliable, recyclable and cost-effective battery system that’s designed and proudly manufactured in Queensland.

While we don’t currently offer financing options, we do provide a refundable deposit to accommodate your needs.

7. Custom Battery Management System (BMS)

Our custom-designed Battery Management System (BMS) is a cornerstone of our commitment to excellence.

Seamlessly designed to integrate with most low-voltage (LV) inverters, our BMS elevates your energy system’s performance to new heights. But what sets our BMS apart goes beyond its compatibility. It’s about innovation, precision and a dedication to meeting the highest industry standards.

Built right here in Queensland, our battery management system includes novel battery casing design technology and advanced composite polymers that excel in thermal efficiency compared with traditional battery casings. This innovation not only enhances performance, but also significantly contributes to a more sustainable energy solution.

With Vaulta, you’re getting a custom-tailored solution that reflects our commitment to excellence and innovation.

8. Trusted by the Australian Government and ASX-listed investors

When you choose Vaulta, you’re investing in a proven, reliable and trusted partner. Our reputation extends far beyond satisfied customers — it’s backed by the unwavering trust of the Australian Government and ASX-listed investors.

In the fiscal year 2022-23, we initiated collaborations with key companies that have become our core customers. This includes Evolve Renewable Materials, a US-based start-up specialising in lithium battery metals recycling, as well as Guam Solar Pacific, a prominent developer and financier of solar power projects in the Asia Pacific region. We also forged a meaningful partnership with LG Energy Solution, a renowned Korean battery cell manufacturer.

In May 2023, we marked a significant milestone by securing our first international investment from Niocycle Technologies, a forward-thinking Turkish-based company committed to redefining lithium-ion batteries and making them more circular.

We’ve also received grant funding from Trade Investment Queensland, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), and the Advanced Materials Battery Council. These partnerships and financial supports reflect our commitment to driving positive change in the energy storage landscape.

Vaulta was also recently recognised as a Brisbane business with a key role to play in the local battery value chain in the Queensland Government’s recent Battery Industry Opportunities for Queensland discussion paper. This recognition highlights our significance in shaping the future of sustainable energy solutions not only on a national but also on a global scale.

Our commitment to zero-waste practices, local craftsmanship, rigorous safety standards, future-ready modular design, Australian leadership, competitive pricing, custom Battery Management Systems, and esteemed backing make Vaulta the logical and responsible choice for all your energy needs.

Choose Vaulta and power the change. Talk to the team today.

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