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New York to deploy first zinc-air battery – aims for low $45/kWh cost

New York to deploy first zinc-air battery – aims for low $45/kWh cost

Smart Energy Intl.
February 11, 2020

New York Power Authority's (NYPA) Innovation Challenge Winner Zinc8 Energy Solutions to receive a project contribution of $2.55 million from NYPA to deploy first use of zinc-air energy storage system in New York state.

Zinc8 Energy Solutions has announced a cooperation agreement with NYPA (The New York Power Authority) for the installation of a 100kW/1MWh zinc-air battery energy storage system in New York State.

NYPA will collaborate with Zinc8 Energy Solutions, a developer and manufacturer of long-duration, low-cost zinc-air energy storage solutions in a joint development project to help advance New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo's Green New Deal by achieving the aggressive energy storage goal of 3GW by 2030 and by supporting a nation-leading commitment of 100% electricity from emission-free sources by 2040.

Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA president and CEO, said, "NYPA is pleased to be working with Zinc8 on an innovative technology that can help achieve the state's targets for energy storage. This partnership will showcase a low-cost, long-duration solution that addresses the unpredictability of renewable energy resources such as wind and solar and offers environmental and efficiency benefits."

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