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NYSERDA supports zinc-air battery energy storage system in Brooklyn

Zinc8 Energy Solutions, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, has announced a deployment agreement, with New York-based private sector developer of CHP plants Digital Energy Corp., for the installation of a 100 kW Zinc-Air Battery Energy Storage System in Brooklyn, New York.

Courtesy of Zinc8 Energy Solutions

The installation is financially supported by NYSERDA (The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) which energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources. Collectively, NYSERDA’s efforts aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, accelerate economic growth, and reduce customer energy bills.

The Zinc8 Energy Storage System will support and enhance the economics of a CHP system currently operating at Brooklyn, New York. NYSERDA is financially supporting this $2.5 million project deployment, with a $600,000 contribution as the result of a call for proposals. In addition, NYSERDA has chosen the Digital Energy and Zinc8 as the Energy Storage System manufacturer to demonstrate the economics and reliability of Zinc8’s patented Zinc-Air battery technology for low-cost long duration storage in a behind-the-meter application.

“This future deployment marks a milestone in Zinc8 Energy Solutions path to full commercialisation and underscores the growing demand for low-cost reliable long duration energy storage” said Ron MacDonald, President and CEO of Zinc8 Energy Solutions.


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