It is anticipated that the purchase order is the beginning of collaboration between ARDA Power and ESS that will lead to embedding ARDA technology into the ESS product line.
“ESS understands the importance of the military’s mission and their requirements for robust, user friendly systems. ARDA offers a seamless, efficient, power conversion solution that will enhance our systems performance and fortify our outstanding reliability,” said Mark Hagedorn, Director of Operations at ESS.
ARDA Power is working to change forever the way the world implements microgrid systems for commercial/industrial buildings. For the first time ever you can simply and quickly configure a system using common controls and standard components. A battery-centric DC-connected platform conceived by ARDA engineers, with technology originally developed at the University of Toronto, make possible microgrids that are simple, low cost and resilient.
ARDA Power is now selling the hardware core of its platform – the ARDA Battery DC-DC Converter – to storage companies, and will begin selling a complete microgrid solution later in 2017. For more information please visit ardapower.com
About ESS Inc.
Established in 2011, ESS Inc. manufactures a low-cost, long-duration All-Iron Redox Flow Battery for commercial and utility-scale energy storage applications requiring 6+ hours of flexible energy capacity and 20+ years of operating life. ESS’ IFB technology utilizes earth-abundant iron, salt, and water for the electrolyte, and delivers an environmentally safe, long-life energy storage solution for the world’s renewable energy infrastructure. For more information, visit www.essinc.com.