Californian redox flow battery firm EnerVault Corporation is seeking new owners after failing to secure funding for its second phase of development.
Pullman became Washington state’s first smart-grid city when utilities company Avista switched on its energy storage system for a 18-month trial run this week.
The 1 MW, 3.2 MWh large-scale battery system will store power harvested from renewable power sources, to be used when the wind is not blowing, or the sun is not shining. The flow battery, delivered by UniEnergy Technologies, is claimed to be the largest capacity flow battery operating in North American and Europe to date.
The project is funded by a $3.2 million grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce’s Clean Energy Fund, as well as a $3.8 million investment by Avista.
The data collected in the trial period will be used in research into power system reliability and power generation from intermittent renewable sources, conducted by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
A third party commercial validation of Energy management systems developer ZBB Energy Corporation Agile Flow Battery has been successful.
US company ZBB Energy Corporation has announced a new ZnBr Flow battery developed for behind-the-meter storage intended for commercial buildings.
US energy storage system provider ViZn Energy Systems has entered into a partnership with LFC Capital in a bid to boost sales of its zinc/iron redox flow battery ESS.
The partnership with the equipment leasing and financial services firm is set to make ownership of battery-enhanced solar PV systems more affordable to end users.
US battery and equipment supplier Arotech’s Israel-based Power System Division has received $750,000 in funding from the Israel Office of the Chief Scientist for its grid storage flow battery programme.
Arotech’s iron flow battery is designed to deliver reliable on-demand supply of stored energy that accommodates intermittent renewable energy sources, act as a back-up during power disruptions and as a load-leveler for conventional power sources balancing between supply and demand.
US energy storage firm Imergy Power Systems (Imergy) has been selected by Foresight Renewable Solutions to provide three of its flow batteries to a smart microgrid project in California, US.
The batteries will be deployed at the US Navy’s mobile utilities support equipment facility in Port Hueneme. The project, which focuses on developing applications and use-case scenarios to optimise power consumption at military bases, industrial parks and other institutions is, sponsored by the California Energy Commission (CEC).
Energy storage firm Imergy Power Systems (Imergy) and manufacturing services provider Foxsemicon have signed a manufacturing partnership for Imergy’s flow batteries.
Taiwanese Foxsemicon will supply Imergy with manufacturing, assembly and test services for the company’s complete energy storage product portfolio.
US-based flow battery developer Imergy Power Systems (Imergy), known as Deeya Energy, has introduced a vanadium flow battery that costs $300/kWh.
According to Imergy, the 50kW battery comes with a minimum 20-year cycle life and can store up to 200kWh of electricity. The storage duration can be extended by increasing electrolyte concentration and volume. The ESP30 battery can be used at up to 131°F (55°C).
France’s nuclear and renewables company Areva and critical power supplier Schneider Electric have teamed up for the development of a flow battery storage solution.
The project, funded by the European Union, is aimed to optimise an existing 50kW flow battery prototype made by EnStorage to a 150kW demonstration module. The new energy storage solution will be designed to generate and store electricity from renewable energy by combining hydrobromic acid and hydrogen.