Groundbreaking Flow Battery Project Helping To Advance Clean Energy Microgrids

Jan 22, 2021 | News Article

“Two years after becoming the first battery of its kind to be connected to the California grid to help support reliability and maximize the use of clean energy, the vanadium redox flow (VRF) battery based at a San Diego Gas & Electric substation is again breaking new ground. This time, the emerging battery technology is being tested as a means to help achieve zero-emission microgrids – a tool to keep communities and critical facilities powered with clean energy during adverse weather conditions and Public Safety Power Shutoffs.

‘California has proven time and again that addressing climate change is good for our environment, it’s good for future generations, and it’s good for our economy – spurring new technologies and creating new markets on a regular basis,’ said Tyson Eckerle, GO-Biz’s Deputy Director of Zero Emission Vehicle Market Development. ‘We continue to be proud international partners with NEDO as this game-changing technology brings new opportunities and renewed economic growth through renewable energy.'” Read the full article on Markets Insider.

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