Zinc8 Energy Solutions said Friday that it will collaborate with the US’s largest state public power organization to install its zinc-air battery system in New York state.
The agreement with New York Power Authority (NYPA) sees Zinc8 installing a 100 kilowatt, or one megawatt hour, zinc-air battery energy storage system in the state.
The project was selected as a winner in the NYPA Innovation Challenge, which saw the utility call for partnerships with early-stage clean tech startups to help modernize the power system with more distributed energy resources and grid edge solutions.
As a winning project, NYPA will contribute US$2.55 million to the project over a three-year period, Zinc8 said in a statement.
Zinc8’s patented zinc-air energy storage system efficiently stores energy in the form of zinc particles and contains none of the traditional high cost battery commodities such as lithium, vanadium or cobalt. The technology allows for low-cost mass storage of energy and can be deployed into a wide range of scalable energy storage applications.