Utilities, Energy Generation, Transmission and Distribution
UltraBattery is a pioneering high-rate partial-state-of-charge (PSoC) battery that can perform in both:
- continuous PSoC applications, such as all forms of variability management; and
- traditional uninterruptable power supply (UPS), stand-by and deep cycling applications more typically undertaken by grid-scale lead-acid batteries.
The robust and temperature-tolerant technology is second to none in powerful high-rate cycling and variability management at both kilowatt and megawatt scales, and provides near-continuous power smoothing at megawatt scale in grids around the world.
We support the integration of our UltraBattery technology into large-scale projects around the world.
Our engineering team, available across multiple timezones, is experienced at designing energy storage solutions at kilowatt, multi-kilowatt and megawatt scales for a wide range of specific applications.
Our microgrid projects consistently achieve better than 50 percent savings on diesel consumption.
With UltraBattery, we can support you to reduce fuel consumption, emissions, noise, and onsite maintenance.
At Ecoult, we know renewables. We have smoothed the wind on an Australian wind farm, smoothed and stored the wind at a grid-scale 500 kW farm in New Mexico, US, and integrated small-scale photovoltaics (PV) and micro-hydro at both on-grid and off-grid sites all over the world.
Renewables are hard to dispatch and predict. Ramp rates can be well in excess of the requirements for your site or for the grid operator. (As an example, we’ve smoothed out 130 kW per second rates on a grid-connected PV array.)
UltraBattery acts as both a buffer and a storage system, smoothing renewables for instantaneous use and giving you the benefit of stored renewable energy minutes or even hours after it’s produced.
Renewable Integrators & Installers
We make it easy for you to take UltraBattery into the market with training, marketing support, seminars and back-end assistance.
Solar installers are our main connection to end customers. We love to discuss your customers’ needs and application requirements. Installers and integrators have put our UltraBattery solutions into off-grid communities, new apartment developments, construction sites, and music festivals.
We’ve installed some of the most varied and interesting energy storage systems on the planet, and we empower and trust our installer network to keep thinking about new applications.
From dairies to oil rigs, from islands to minesites, we support integrators who want to say “Yes” when their customers ask about energy storage possibilities.
We’re really excited about the environmental and cost savings we can make in the telecommunications world.
We all want to be able to make calls to anywhere, so telecommunications infrastructure has to be everywhere. And a lot of that infrastructure is off the grid.
We’ve developed storage systems and algorithms that can save more than 50 percent of the diesel used on remote telecommunications sites. These include sites in India, where more than 400,000 telecom towers are off grid and powered by diesel generators.
Not only is UltraBattery an extremely robust and efficient solution, it is also exceptionally tolerant to the high temperatures experienced in many of the world’s remote places, where telecommunications infrastructure is most diesel-reliant.
Our mission is to provide reliable energy storage for a cleaner planet.
Commercial Energy Effciency
Commercial energy customers need to balance time-of-use tariffs with start-up loads, demand charges, air-conditioning loads and in some cases utility-imposed restrictions on PV use.
UltraBattery excels in off-grid and fringe-of-grid locations, particularly helping diesel and PV to work together efficiently to deliver consistent power at the lowest possible cost.
High-power start-up loads mean that most gensets are oversized and run inefficiently except at peak-load moments.
Fluctuations that overwhelm a PV system can necessitate the worst combination: PV with constant diesel back-up.The high-powered UltraBattery makes it all work – reliably, efficiently, and economically.
Generators that once operated near-continuously at low power, are now operating infrequently at their optimal output power. PV is comfortably running loads that fluctuate between a quarter and twice the panel size. We’re saving our offgrid clients a big part of their diesel costs with our unique, CSIRO-invented UltraBattery and smart Australian engineering.
Mining, Oil & Gas
The mining, oil and gas industries are full of projects with high energy needs, far from the nearest transmission line.
Such projects exist firmly in diesel territory, and this is unlikely to change any time soon – diesel generators are highly evolved and provide by far the most reliable remote power available. But why feed them more fuel than necessary?
UltraBattery has clear benefits for stationary defense applications. The technology is robust and its underlying lead-acid chemistry has been understood and valued by electrical system designers for many decades.
A goal for many homeowners today is to maximize their self-consumption of solar energy generated on their rooftop. But low feed-in tariffs and mismatches between solar peaks and usage peaks make this a difficult proposition.