ESS to showcase low cost Iron Flow Battery ideal for long duration energy storage & microgrid applications at Intersolar
Company’s simple iron chemistry delivers dramatically lower cost, higher performance, and longer operating life than other flow battery chemistries.
PORTLAND, OR – June 28, 2016 – Energy Storage Systems, Inc. (ESS), a leading manufacturer of safe, low cost, and long cycle-life flow batteries for long duration storage applications including micro grids and time shifting renewable energy resources, will be showcasing their flagship product, an All-Iron Flow Battery (IFB) system July 12th – 14th at Intersolar North America (booth #8158). The company’s long duration (6+ hour) flow battery provides an innovative solution to a growing number of challenges on either side of the utility meter. As part of the Intersolar exhibition, CEO Craig Evans will be giving a presentation on flow battery applications, Thursday July 14th at 12:30pm.
Also, as part of the official conference program, attendees can participate in a tour of the ESS IFB solution within an advanced microgrid installation at Stone Edge Farm Winery, Friday July 15th. This innovative installation is demonstrating how energy storage can enable net zero, with intermittent renewables and high efficiency combined heat and power. “Stone Edge and its team of engineers are researching how solar, hydrogen, micro turbine CHP, battery storage, and electronic controls technology can make us self-sufficient in supplying our energy needs,” said Craig Wooster, Microgrid Project Manager at Stone Edge Farm. “We were extremely impressed with the turnkey IFB system being fully operational within a day and a half of connection to the micro grid.”
The Iron Flow Battery system installed at Stone Edge Farm has a 60 kWh energy capacity with a 10 kW, 480 VAC, 3-phase interface. Self-contained in a 20’ ISO shipping container, the IFB was easily sited in an environmentally sensitive area, given its small footprint and non-toxic, non-flammable chemistry. The ESS Flow Battery will be supporting the requirements of the microgrid to supply power at night, for irrigation or hydrogen generation, or during the day to smooth out the intermittencies of solar on the microgrid.
“We are excited about the remarkable advantages of the simple and elegant electrolyte chemistry in our all iron flow battery,” said Craig Evans, CEO of ESS. “The IFB leads competitive technologies in low cost per kWh, maintaining capacity and performance for 10,000+ cycles, as well as with an environmentally friendly electrolyte delivering a 20-plus year system life, turn-key installation, and fast electrical response time”.
ESS is taking orders for their IFB system for commercial, utility, and military customers around the world and is ramping to volume production of the 100kW/800kWh, a larger IFB system that will address both behind-the-meter, and front of the meter utility scale multi-MWh applications.
About ESS Inc.
Established in 2011, ESS Inc. manufacturers a low cost, long duration All-Iron Redox Flow Battery for commercial and utility-scale energy storage applications requiring 6+ hours of energy capacity and 20+ years of lifetime. By utilizing earth-abundant iron, salt, and water for the electrolyte, the Iron Flow Battery delivers an environmentally safe, low cost, and long life energy storage solution for the world’s renewable energy infrastructure. ESS Inc. is headquartered in Portland, OR. For more information visit www.essinc.com.