The document is based on a recent combination of online questionnaires and in-depth discussions with energy storage procurement decision makers including project developers, utility representatives, and consultants. This white paper captures the growing need and focus to combine energy and power applications into a single flexible and longer-duration energy storage asset.
Smart storage purchasers are beginning to look beyond capital expense to more effective measures of lifetime cost and flexibility.
The capability of long-duration storage (LDS) to seamlessly integrate energy and power applications.
The ability of LDS to provide substantial flexibility in dealing with ever-changing regulatory and legislative landscapes, not to mention commercial volatility.
ESS Inc. is poised to lead project developers, utility representatives, and EPC’s in the transition to a more flexible, longer-duration energy storage asset that can be used in many different use cases and for many different durations of time from 2-8 hours.
The breakthrough 50kW/400kWh Iron Flow Battery (IFB) integrates a proprietary and patented all-iron electrolyte with low cost and non-toxic materials that enables us to offer one of the lowest installed cost/ kWh storage systems on the market:
Robust 20+ year operating life: Capable of simultaneously delivering high-power and long-duration energy services.
Highest performance with no degradation in output (capacity, power or efficiency) .
The performance capabilities of German firm Stornetic’s flywheel technology for short term energy storage services will be tested after the device was delivered to French utility EDF’s facility Concept Grid site in Moret-sur-Loing near Paris earlier this month. The joint-project, announced last November using Stornetic’s DuraStor technology, will assess the performance of flywheels in read more
A materials shortage is around the corner as the global lithium-ion market attempts to match demand from the energy storage, EV and consumer markets with supply, according to analyst firm Benchmark Minerals. By 2020, benchmark analyst Casper Rawles forecasts, demand from the lithium-ion battery sector for all uses will cause a tipping point where read more
German battery company Varta’s residential energy storage system will be available on the UK and Irish market this autumn after it announced on September 11 the signing of an exclusive collaboration deal with new energy wholesale distribution firm Waxman Energy. VARTA Storage’s lithium-ion Varta Pulse (3.3-6.5kWH) and Element (3.2-13kWh) ESS lines will be added read more
Large-scale battery storage will be at the heart of future power grids as the decarbonization of electricity gathers pace, the head of Australian utility AGL, Andy Vesey, said following a meeting with the country’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull on September 11. Vesey said the company doesn’t see coal as being economically viable long term, read more
Dutch energy storage firm Alfen is to deliver a 1 MW system to Czech solar PV company Solar Global to connect storage to its Praksice solar PV farm, the company announced on September 4. When completed this will be the first large scale storage system in the Czech Republic, with Solar Global initially using read more