2019 Spring Newsletter


ESS partners with Munich RE to launch industry-first insurance coverage for flow batteries.

We are now including 10-year insurance coverage on our long-duration energy storage products through Munich Re, one of the world’s leading insurance companies. The innovative policy provides warranty backstop for our proprietary flow battery technology, supporting the system performance guarantee regardless of project size or location.

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Amir Moftakhar joins ESS Inc. as CFO

Amir has come on board to expand our financial and operational strategy as well as lead pricing decisions for local and international manufacturing processes. He comes to ESS Inc. with over 23 years experience in energy, banking, technology, real estate, and consumer products specializing in strategy and finance.

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In the news…

Munich Re’s new policy could help lever solar investment

Insurance is seldom sexy but climate change campaigners will raise a glass to Munich Re if the industry emulates its policy to cap the financial risk related to battery warranties and helps lift global investment in energy storage as a result.

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ESS Inc. featured in The Climate Champions Podcast

Insurance is seldom sexy but climate change campaigners will raise a glass to Munich Re if the industry emulates its policy to cap the financial risk related to battery warranties and helps lift global investment in energy storage as a result.

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Helping to power large scale operations with iron and saltwater

In 2014, the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator program provided us with resources to develop our Energy Warehouse batteries into a safer, longer lasting energy storage solution. Fast-forward five years and our iron flow battery is now being deployed in several microgrid and solar+storage applications across the U.S.

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Upcoming Events

San Diego, May 14-16

Microgrid 2019

We will be exhibiting at Microgrid 2019 in San Diego. Stop by and see us at our table, #2.

Additionally, Hugh McDermott, Senior VP of Business Development & Sales will speak on the panel, “Advances in Microgrid Controls, Software & Energy Storage,” on May 15. On May 16, Hugh will attend the UCSD Microgrid tour to speak on the role of our Energy Warehouse as part of the advanced microgrid.

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