US-based battery company Fluidic Energy has introduced its new energy storage unit, which will be the first to be installed in North America.
Unveiled by Arizona's Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin, the unit will be deployed at the residence of Arizona's Solar Energy Industries Association president Tom Harris to charge from both solar and off-peak rate electricity.
The product was introduced as part of the company's efforts to expand its Zinc-air energy storage technology worldwide.
Andy Tobin said: “As energy storage continues to develop, I hope we can get to a point where the sun never truly sets in Arizona.
“Our state's energy future is undeniably tied to maximising the use of abundant sunshine here, both day and night, through residential and utility-scale batteries. This project reflects a clear vision of Arizona being one of America's energy storage leaders.”
Performance of the first rechargeable, long duration Zinc-air hybrid energy storage unit will be constantly monitored through Fluidic IQ, the company's real-time integrated storage, electronics, and software monitoring system.
Fluidic Energy CEO said: “Affordable and reliable renewable energy can truly change lives.
“Fluidic's resilient energy storage systems are field proven to outperform the incumbents in cost, safety, and reliability and our team is very excited to be a part of Arizona's clean energy future by empowering the industry to store energy and redistribute it to the consumer when and how they need it.”
The system is funded through the Arizona Public Service (APS) Solar Innovation Study-125 programme (SIS-125).