30 Apr '12, 5pm

Spider9 Aims at Battery Cell and Solar Panel Management: Keeping batteries and solar panels operating at maxim...

Spider9 Aims at Battery Cell and Solar Panel Management: Keeping batteries and solar panels operating at maxim...

Keeping batteries and solar panels operating at maximum efficiency takes software smarts, and we’ve seen a lot of technology developments around both fields. Now we’ve got a startup that says it can handle both tasks, with tests underway and plans for commercial products out by late this year. Spider9 is developing patent-pending intellectual property from the University of Michigan, so far via private financing, Glynne Townsend, founder and CEO, told me in an April interview. The Northville, Mich.-based startup is also in the midst of closing an undisclosed funding round in the millions of dollars range from Advanced Equities , he told me. The money is aimed at proving out Spider9’s ability to “manage, not monitor” the performance of batteries at the individual cell level -- a technical challenge that’s the focus of a lot of private and government funding at present. As a...

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