Shortly after the recent commissioning of Ecoult’s new lab in Sydney, the company recently played host to a visit by key players in the Indian power grid, organised by the Administrative Staff College of India and assisted by staff from the Sydney Consulate General of India.
Ecoult recently launched a new laboratory and office space in Sydney’s Macquarie Park, where the company tests its innovative energy storage products and applications. The laboratory is being used for fundamental research, battery characterization, inverter integration, product prototyping, and application simulation.
The lead battery industry must redouble its efforts to show investors and utility operators that lead batteries are a perfectly usable and cost effective means of providing grid-scale energy storage, a seminar in London heard last month.
Ecoult has commercialized the CSIRO-invented UltraBattery®, demonstrating its performance as a world leader in a wide range of applications. But we didn’t do it alone.
One organization in particular that has supported us is the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
With funding from ARENA we developed and prototyped our kilowatt-scale UltraFlex product, and then developed efficient passive cooling systems for what was already a highly temperature-tolerant battery.
We are taking our energy storage products, powered by the UltraBattery, into Europe with an installation in Dublin to integrate fast-response storage with the electricity grid.
Respected German specialist in renewable systems and power converter manufacturer, Freqcon, has selected Ecoult to provide battery storage for its Tallaght Smart Grid Testbed, which is operated by MEGA, the Irish Micro Electricity Generation Association. The system will show how a combination of energy storage and smart power electronics can minimize electricity distribution issues and grid instability in a micro grid.