THE BEAUTY OF IRON-FLOW TECHNOLOGY IS ELEMENTAL
By mass, iron is the most abundant element in Earth’s crust. Salt, also in vast quantities, is the primary mineral constituent in seawater. Adding water creates a safe, non-toxic electrolyte that, with ESS’ patented technology, provides over 20,000 cycles of reliable power with little or no maintenance.
STIMULATE THE SIMPLE TRANSFER OF ELECTRONS
Redox, a contraction of reduction (a gain of electrons) and oxidation (a loss of electrons), is a chemical reaction in which electrons are transferred between chemical species. Using the same element on both sides eliminates cross-contamination issues. Unlike typical batteries that are packaged as fixed cells or modules, a flow battery has significantly more energy storage capacity, which gives the user the flexibility to address both power (the rate of electricity flow) and energy (the amount of energy stored) uses.
BUILT TO HANDLE THE INTERMITTENCIES OF RENEWABLES
ESS has cracked the code to keeping traditional iron chemistry stable for thousands of deep-cycle charge and discharge cycles with no degradation. ESS’ patent-pending electrode designs allow you to operate at high flow-battery efficiency levels.
NOW COMPARE STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES
No other technology can match the advantages of ESS’ All-Iron Redox Flow Battery. The IFB leads competitive technologies in low cost per kWh and unlimited deep cycles, as well as with an environmentally friendly electrolyte, 20-plus year system life, turnkey installation and fast electrical response time.Technical Brief