Founded in 1973, Bren-Tronics, Inc. is a full one-stop-shop for energy storage applications including rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries, smart chargers and complete power systems for customers around the world.
Bren-Tronics' headquarters is on Long Island, NY. We also have a fuel cell company (UltraCell, LLC), based in Livermore, CA.
The need for energy storage has grown in the past few years because of; increased power demands that overstress the existing electric distribution system, the introduction of electric vehicles and the introduction of renewable energy to the power grid. For renewables to fully penetrate the grid, energy storage is a key capability.
Bren-Tronics is a company with a strong research and development lab, on-site rapid prototyping and test capabilities, state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities and a 40+year history of meeting the needs of demanding customers.
A History of Innovation
When Leo Brenna founded Bren-Tronics in 1973, he set out to produce batteries that would deliver reliable power in both military and industrial applications where failure was not an option. From their start in primary batteries, they shifted our focus to secondary or rechargeable batteries in the 1980s. When Operation Desert Storm demonstrated that rechargeables were the answer to meeting the power needs of troops on the ground while reducing their logistics load, they helped lead the way in nickel-cadmium rechargeables.
From those early secondary batteries to today's lithium-ion systems, we've succeeded in engineering solutions that deliver the staying power of primary cell batteries with the extreme reusability demanded by today's military. They continue to innovate with lithium polymer chemistries and solutions tailored for use with solar cells and fuel cells.
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