Renewable energy accounts for an increasing portion of our electricity supply; however, the fastest growing of these resources only produce electricity when the wind is blowing or the sun shining. Variability of supply is driving utilities and renewable developers to search for solutions to integrate and optimize these intermittent power sources.
Batteries can store variable electricity production from solar and wind for use when needed, thus creating a firm dispatchable resource. With enhanced energy capacity and immediate response time, Eos’ Znyth® battery technology is ideal for time shifting wind—the majority of which is produced at night—or solar to better coincide with peak demand. Eos batteries can also defer or mitigate infrastructure upgrades needed to accommodate high penetrations of distributed solar, and they can reduce transmission costs by increasing utilization capacity (typical wind/solar utilization is 30-40%, resulting in 3X the optimal transmission capacity). Storage also enables self-sufficient microgrids capable of powering homes, remote villages, or large commercial and industrial facilities.