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More Money Flows to Flow Batteries: ESS Nabs $13 Million Funding Round

More Money Flows to Flow Batteries: ESS Nabs $13 Million Funding Round

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The company wants to expand its annual iron flow battery production to 900 megawatt-hours. JULIAN SPECTOR, GTM, December 12, 2017  New funding could help ESS bring annual battery output to 900 megawatt-hours. Photo Credit: ESS Iron flow battery maker ESS raised $13 million in a Series B round, expanding the pool of cash available to … Continue reading “More Money Flows to Flow Batteries: ESS Nabs $13 Million Funding Round”

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ESS Inc. raises $13M from investors group to drive company expansion and deployment of its energy storage systems

ESS Inc. raises $13M from investors group to drive company expansion and deployment of its energy storage systems

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Global chemical industry leader BASF joins forces with new and existing investors to fund growth and global opportunities PDF of Release PORTLAND, OREGON – December 12, 2017 – ESS Inc., the leading manufacturer of safe, low-cost and long-duration flow energy storage systems, announced that it has received $13 million in new Series B funding. The … Continue reading “ESS Inc. raises $13M from investors group to drive company expansion and deployment of its energy storage systems”

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What is a flow battery?

What is a flow battery?

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Originally published on Solar Power World By Kathie Zipp | December 4, 2017 Conventional flow batteries contain two electrolyte solutions in two separate tanks, circulated through two independent loops, separated by a membrane and energy is stored chemically in the electrolyte tank. Source: Primus Power While solid-state batteries such as lithium ion store energy in solid electrode material … Continue reading “What is a flow battery?”

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Go with the flow when it comes to long-duration storage

Go with the flow when it comes to long-duration storage

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By Kathie Zipp | November 20, 2017 Lithium ion may dominate the commercial storage market now, but other types of batteries may actually be more cost-effective and reliable in applications that require longer duration storage. One of those alternatives is flow batteries. Conventional flow batteries contain two electrolyte solutions in two separate tanks, circulated through two independent loops, … Continue reading “Go with the flow when it comes to long-duration storage”

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Microgrids for Mines: Global Perspectives

Microgrids for Mines: Global Perspectives

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Energy and Mines, Melodie Michel, November 2017: ESS’ CEO, Craig Evans was interviewed as part of Energy and Mines “Microgrids for Mines: Global Perspectives” report on the importance of using storage to deliver stability and efficiency in the mining industry.   Delivering power stability with storage If power reliability is miners’ biggest problem, storage has … Continue reading “Microgrids for Mines: Global Perspectives”

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ESS to showcase low cost Iron Flow Battery ideal for long-duration energy storage & microgrid applications at Intersolar 2017

ESS to showcase low cost Iron Flow Battery ideal for long-duration energy storage & microgrid applications at Intersolar 2017

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Company’s simple iron chemistry delivers dramatically lower cost, higher performance, and longer operating life than other flow battery chemistries. PORTLAND, OR – July 7, 2017 – ESS, Inc. (ESS), a leading manufacturer of safe, low cost, and long cycle-life flow batteries for long-duration storage applications including microgrids and time-shifting renewable energy resources, will be showcasing … Continue reading “ESS to showcase low cost Iron Flow Battery ideal for long-duration energy storage & microgrid applications at Intersolar 2017”

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Why Energy Storage May Be Bigger Thank You Think

Why Energy Storage May Be Bigger Thank You Think

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Microgrid Knowledge, April 27, 2017 Three decades ago when the Energy Storage Association tried to galvanize support it drew 35 people to the room. Last week, at its annual conference in Denver, there were near 2,000.   Sure, they came because battery prices are dropping and energy storage pairs nicely with oh-so-popular solar. But something … Continue reading “Why Energy Storage May Be Bigger Thank You Think”

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ESS Announces shipment of USACE Unit to Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri

ESS Announces shipment of USACE Unit to Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri

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ESS announced it has shipped the 60kW/225kWh All-Iron Flow Battery (IFB) system under contract to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The battery will be part of an integrated microgrid at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri, where they will demonstrate long-duration storage capability for use in Forward Operating Bases (FOB). The U.S. military’s main objective … Continue reading “ESS Announces shipment of USACE Unit to Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri”

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ESS CEO, Craig Evans, makes World Generations Class of 2017

ESS CEO, Craig Evans, makes World Generations Class of 2017

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Craig Evans, ESS CEO made World Generation’s Class of 2017; asserts the company’s primary use of its all-iron flow battery is for PV smoothing. One of the biggest emerging use cases for integrating batteries with solar is long-duration storage and the beneficial impacts that 4+ hours of storage will have on the market in terms … Continue reading “ESS CEO, Craig Evans, makes World Generations Class of 2017”

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