Eos Energy Storage LLC is working with custom microgrid provider Verdant Microgrid to supply its Znyth Zinc Hybrid Cathode Technology, the core of its Aurora stationary energy storage system, to Verdant’s California-based microgrids beginning in the fourth quarter of 2020.
In addition to the current applications, Eos and Verdant anticipate their partnership will promote the benefits of solar generation and storage, and set an example for future microgrid applications in the United States.
“Verdant is excited to partner with Eos on this industrial microgrid project,” said Robert Babcock, a Partner at Verdant. “The Znyth battery technology and Eos’ configuration provide our platform with fire safety and energy flexibility that we cannot get from lithium-ion. We are confident that this first project between Verdant and Eos will demonstrate how expansive and beneficial microgrids can be for commercial clients as they provide resiliency, sustainability and cost savings in one package. We look forward to using Eos’ long duration solutions in both our behind-the-meter and utility scale projects in the future.”
The Eos battery features a 100 percent depth of discharge and a wide operating temperature range to enable deployment without the use of costly thermal management measures such as HVAC cooling systems and fire suppression systems. The Znyth technology requires just five core commodity materials that are derived from non-rare earth and non-conflict minerals which are commercially available and scalable. The technology is also patent protected and made in the United States.
“This partnership opens up new applications for Eos, with onsite energy generation and storage taking center stage,” said Dr. Balki G. Iyer, Chief Commercial Officer of Eos. “Verdant’s approach to on- and off-grid energy management helps reduce spikes in demand with a smooth, clean, cost efficient, reliable power supply. Good technology is the key to creating these value stories that can open a massive market for project owners and operators looking for storage solutions.”
— Solar Builder magazine