Press Releases

Ecoult provides energy storage solution using CSIRO-invented UltraBattery® to Raytheon Company’s Microgrid System to Help Power Otis Air National Guard Base

Sydney-based energy storage company Ecoult (subsidiary of East Penn Manufacturing) is supplying its technology to Raytheon for use in a new Microgrid project. This project, along with other future developments, has the potential to significantly enhance U.S. energy security with sustainable backup power systems. While this critical service is being provided, the system targets a 5-year simple payback by providing additional services to the Electric Grid.

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SYDNEY, Australia Tuesday 14th February, 2017: Ecoult, CSIRO offshoot and leading energy storage business, has been selected by the Institute for Transformative Technologies (ITT) as part of one of the most far-reaching and important energy projects in the world, bringing low-emissions power and energy storage to remote, rural communities in India. Ecoult’s selection follows from its development of off-grid, diesel-saving power systems in the telecoms sector in Australia.

At ITT’s test facility in India, the UltraFlex, a product Ecoult developed using the CSIRO invented UltraBattery with $583,780 support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), is being tested as one of the possible storage technologies under ITT’s rural electrification program.

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SYDNEY, Australia Monday 13th February, 2017: Australian renewable energy storage company Ecoult, has announced it has formed a partnership with Exide Industries Ltd, the largest battery manufacturer in India.

The partnership will see Ecoult’s energy storage system and solution technologies, which complement the breakthrough UltraBattery technology, manufactured and distributed in India and South Asia. The UltraBattery technology was invented by CSIRO and battery monitoring and management systems are being developed by Ecoult with funding from its parent company East Penn Manufacturing Co Inc and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

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SYDNEY, Australia Monday 13th February, 2017: Ecoult, Sydney based energy storage company, has been awarded $4.1 million in funding from the Advanced Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to support further development and innovation necessary to transition to a renewables based economy.  

The new funding through ARENA’s Advancing Renewables Program, will enable Ecoult to develop its solar battery monitoring and management systems and extend innovations of the CSIRO-pioneered UltraBattery technology.

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