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NYSERDA Awards Ultralife $2.4M for Advanced Energy Storage System

Ultralife Corporation recently was awarded approximately $2.4 million by The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for the design, development, prototyping, scale-up and installation of a 1 megawatt-hour advanced energy storage system on Ultralife’s Newark, New York corporate campus. The system will integrate lithium-ion batteries, ultracapacitors and renewable-energy generation sources, including wind and solar.

Ultralife’s system will initially integrate two distinct power storage technologies, including a battery and ultracapacitor, on a distributed off-grid level, and then expand the system’s capability for on-grid integration.

The system will allow both grid operators and renewable energy generators to optimize energy management through an advanced computerized monitoring and control system, which will enable these customers to control the storage and flow of power generated.

Ultralife received the award from NYSERDA to support the work of the New York Battery and Energy Storage Consortium (NY-BEST), an industry-focused coalition working to facilitate and enhance development and accelerate commercialization of energy storage technologies in New York State.

Ultralife will organize and lead a collaborative team composed of partners including academic institutions, industrial and consulting businesses to develop the system in the multiphase, multiyear project.


Henry Gibson

Both sodium-sulphur and Vanadium redox batteries are already available for this purpose. Super-capacitors are a waste of money and need just as much or more electronics than the existing flywheel systems. ..HG..


Yes, this all sounds pretty good. But it seems if there is to be real progress NYSERDA should also be looking at CHP systems - possibly augmented by solar. The key is to find a source of renewable fuel for SOFCs or other FC technology. However, to start, a very nice industry based around NG/methane fuel for Residential Power Units can get underway.

Batteries are a part of an intermittent system, which solar and wind are. In FC systems they would not be as needed thus lowering costs.

Considering the GCC story last month on LENR - it is time to bring this out for more R&D to stabilize the excess heat effect to 95%+ repeatability in laboratory experiments.

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