After inking an agreement with the state power authority in January, a provider of innovative long-term energy storage announced a second foray into New York. MGX Renewables CSE:MGXR has been chosen by Digital Energy Corp to install a 100 kW/1.5 MWh zinc-air energy storage system in Brooklyn. The deal will get C$2.5 million in support from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, a public benefit corporation committed to renewable energy and energy efficiency.
MGXR plans a change of name to Zinc8 Energy Solutions.
Using proprietary technology, Zinc8’s zinc-air regenerative fuel cell offers long-term electricity storage scaleable from 20 kW to megawatts, suitable for microgrids and utilities. The system provides the lowest costs for storage longer than eight hours, the company states.
Digital Energy develops Combined Heat and Power plants, solar systems and microgrids. The agreement calls for Zinc8’s system to be installed at a CHP plant now operating in Brooklyn. “This project is focused on advancing, developing and field testing the Zinc8 storage technology that will address cost, performance and integration challenges in New York state,” Zinc8 noted.