May 9th, 2014
This week’s “Top 5” includes a summary of projects for three companies, the launch of final product for Aquion, a new testing facility for storage in the State of New York, a promising partnership for RedFlow, and good test results for FlexGen Power Systems, manufacturer of storage solutions for coupling to diesel gensets.
1. An overview of three storage companies with actual upcoming industrial products: EoS, Primus Power and Axion.
2. Aquion began shipping batteries to first customers last month and has delivered a hundred so far. Scaling up is expected by the second part of the year. Aquion works with Siemens, which makes the inverters.
3. New York State opened its Energy Storage Testing center, built via a partnership between NY-BEST and DNV-GL.
4. “RedFlow has signed a supply agreement with Philippines based SMS Global Technologies that could lead to further orders for its zinc bromine (ZBM) flow batteries.” SMS Global Technologies has ordered 2 systems for a field trial for off-grid telecommunication in the Philippines due to begin next month, which could lead to a larger contract later on
5. “HOLT CAT®, the Caterpillar® Equipment and Engine dealer (…), and FlexGen® Power Systems announced they have successfully completed an industry-wide demonstration of FlexGen® Power Systems’ hybrid generator.” This generator is storage coupled to a diesel genset to optimize its work. The main application for now is the drilling industry.
The results showed a $1m savings in fuel per year, with 11 to 18 days of drill time saved per year.