Ecoult Megawatt Scale Energy Storage
We are passionate about energy storage. We believe energy storage
is now a prime determinant of how quickly society can effectively
shift from dependency on fossil fuel consumption to one that is
more renewables based.
Ecoult delivers energy storage solutions which improve energy reliability and efficiency. Our energy storage systems manage intermittencies, smooth power and shift energy in a safe, reliable and simple way. Our solutions are powered by UltraBattery® – a completely new class of advanced lead-acid battery technology.
Our goal: making energy available wherever, and whenever, it is needed.
Why Energy Storage?
A key challenge to how quickly renewable energy can be adopted is the management of WHEN. Unlike fossil fuels, renewable energy generation is restricted by WHEN: it suffers from intermittency and reliability issues, i.e. the wind doesn’t always blow and the sun doesn’t always shine, WHEN you need it.
Electricity storage or power storage is the missing piece of the puzzle in the renewable energy cycle. Power storage can provide the answer to making renewable energy dispatchable, i.e. making it available whenever it is needed.
Ecoult intends to make a real difference in the transition to renewables-based consumption with economical, safe, and environmentally sound energy storage solutions. In this endeavor we are backed by our parent, East Penn Manufacturing Company Inc., which manufactures our breakthrough UltraBattery® in their state-of-the-art battery manufacturing facility at Lyon Station, Pennsylvania. Since 1946, East Penn has been producing energy storage batteries and battery accessories with utmost commitment to quality, safety, and recyclability.
Ecoult is targeting applications where a relatively small amount of electricity storage has a big impact, such as controlling seconds to minutes of short-term power variability, where we can utilize the breakthrough capabilities of our UltraBattery® storage to deliver solutions today that make both immediate economic sense and impact.
One example is displacing peaking gas turbines that are being used to try to correct the continuously varying last percent or two of the mismatch between supply and demand in real time on the grid, called regulation services. Energy storage is not only more accurate and faster at providing this service, it is cheaper and cleaner. It is one example of how storage can effectively displace and replace the inefficient use of fossil fuels. Another example is controlling the ramp rate of wind and solar farms (or at nodes) before the output gets to the grid, so that more renewables can be accommodated on a congested grid, with less renewable output curtailment.
Our aim is to make application of UltraBattery® energy storage solutions to control variability so simple and straightforward that it becomes just one more tool in a utility network architect’s and engineer’s kit.
Ecoult already has a proven track record of successfully implementing and deploying UltraBattery® energy storage for power systems in several large megawatt scale complete energy storage solutions for solar and wind smoothing, energy shifting and frequency regulation services around the globe.