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Zinc-air flow battery tapped to help power New York apartment building

Zinc-air flow battery tapped to help power New York apartment building

RENEW ECONOMY
January 21, 2022

A 100kW/1.5MWh demonstration zinc-air energy storage system, or ZESS, will be installed in Queens, New York, to demonstrate the technology’s long-duration energy storage capabilities.

Canadian battery developer Zinc8 Energy Solutions has developed a unique flow battery technology using zinc and air as fuel which the company claims is able to provide power in the range of 20kW to 50MW with capacity of 8 hours of storage duration or higher.

The modular zinc-air energy storage system (ZESS) can be configured to support a wide array of long-duration applications for microgrids and utilities. Moreover, with the ZESS energy storage capacity determined only by the size of the zinc storage tank, the technology offers a potentially hugely cost-effective and scalable storage solution that could server as a viable alternative to the fixed power/energy ratio of the traditional lithium-ion battery.

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