ESS to Test Iron Flow Battery at Group NIRE Facility
LUBBOCK, TX (January 31, 2017) – Energy Storage Systems is scheduled to test their breakthrough 400kWH Iron Flow Battery (IFB) this fall at Group NIRE’s facility.
Energy Storage Systems (ESS, Inc.) was launched in 2011 by a team with deep experience in fuel cells, electrochemistry, advanced material science, and renewable energy. After five years of intensive innovation, engineering development and rigorous validation, backed by ARPA-E and others, the company will begin demonstrating their turn-key battery solutions in a real-world environment.
DNV-GL will be onsite at the Group NIRE facility to perform third party testing on the IFB as it shifts wind power daily.
The IFB integrates a proprietary and patented all-iron electrolyte with low cost and non-toxic materials that enables ESS to offer one of the lowest installed cost/kWh storage systems on the market. ESS envisions future limitations of Li-ion in the next frontier of flexible, long-duration storage. They see flow batteries, and especially their all-iron flow battery with its fast response time and limitless cycling, as being capable of making a future of energy storage capabilities a reality today.