The rapid growth and large-scale integration of renewable energy presents both opportunities and challenges.
Renewable energy produced by photovoltaic (PV) panels or wind turbines is inherently variable. This variability is a major challenge for electricity providers trying to integrate renewable generation into the electricity grid.
To operate reliably and be stable, grids need to continuously balance supply and demand – a task complicated by the intermittency of renewable energy. UltraBattery® energy storage technology offers a solution that can efficiently deliver smooth and predictable power to the grid.
UltraBattery’s® ability to store energy and access it quickly allows it to control the ramp rates of renewable energy output before presenting it to the grid. It also stores energy for later use in times of unfavourable weather conditions or peak demand, making renewable energy reliable and enabling to adjust their power output on demand.
With its high cycle life, high conversion efficiency, low operating costs and recyclability, UltraBattery® therefore offers an economical, safe and environmentally sound solution for megawatt (MW) to kilowatt (kW)-scale stationary energy storage applications.
UltraBattery® energy storage solutions for stationary applications are commercialized by Ecoult, a subsidiary of East Penn Manufacturing. Read more about Ecoult’s energy storage solutions.
Ecoult has implemented UltraBattery® technology in several MW-scale projects in Australia and the United States. The services provided by UltraBattery® include:
- grid ancillary services
- smoothing the intermittent signal of solar and wind energy
- energy shifting (storing energy for later use)
- diesel efficiency optimization on standalone power systems.
UltraBattery® also provides energy storage solutions for remote microgrid applications and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) as well as multi-purpose backup for data centers, enabling conventional UPS services to be combined with revenue-generating and/or cost-saving functions such as demand management or peak shaving.
UltraBattery® multi-step support for stationary energy storage applications
The deployment of stationary UltraBattery® energy storage is supported by a robust multi-step system that makes sure your storage system is correctly sized, implemented, monitored and maintained.
The first step in the system is the Ecoult Simulation and Sizing Tool. This tool helps you to determine the required battery capacity, power and type of battery to suit your application.
Ecoult also offers a unique development environment – the UltraBattery® Test Pack – which helps you test your application of the UltraBattery®. The Test Pack familiarizes you with the UltraBattery® operating parameters and helps you design the most suitable energy storage system for your needs.
- smooth the intermittency of renewable energy
- control ramp rates of renewable energy output
- provide grid ancillary services
- shift energy by storing it for later use
- improve diesel generator efficiencies.