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Next-Generation Flow Battery Energy Storage Systems from ESS

Portland | United States

Safe, low-cost and long-duration energy storage system that can extend the availability of intermittent renewable energy sources

ESS Inc is a leading manufacturer of safe, low-cost and long-duration energy storage systems, and is working on its second-generation iron flow battery technology.

  • There is a significant need for low-maintenance storage technology that can extend the availability of intermittent renewable energy sources like wind and solar.

  • ESS Inc. uses low-cost, safe and effective materials – iron and water – to deliver a long-duration storage solution in several applications, even high-temperature climates where there is a significant need for off-grid energy

  • The company has partnered with Munich Re to implement an industry-first insurance-backed warranty on its flow batteries. This investment-grade warranty coverage enables long-duration storage solutions to be more readily financed by project owners and developers.

Source : https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/10/28/1936362/0/en/ESS-Inc-Raise ...

Technology

ESS Inc.’s iron flow battery technology is a safe (no hazardous chemicals) and sustainable (fully recyclable) storage solution that is ideally suited for time-shifting renewable energy, managing a facility’s demand charges, providing ancillary grid services with unlimited cycling, and smoothing the intermittency of renewable on a constrained grid. These capabilities make it suitable to support large-scale renewable energy projects, as well as transmission- and distribution-level services, without cycling limits.

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  • Renewable Energy
  • Utilities
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