Enabling new possibilities
Mobile Applications – “Go with the Flow”
The future of battery-powered shipping. Powered by reusable vanadium that never degrades, XRG is developing vanadium redox flow battery (“VRFB”) technology with sustainably produced and sourced vanadium at the lowest cost and highest performance. This enables the possibility of vanadium flow battery powered ships, trains and industrial vehicles.
- Liquid vanadium electrolyte can be transported and utilized similar to fuel as it is stored in tanks.
- Energy and power can be separated in VRFBs meaning powers stacks and the tanks of liquid electrolyte can be customized for unique and complex applications
- VRFBs can charge and discharge simultaneously unlike Lithium
- VRFBs have no fire risk and no thermal runaway
- Replacing dirty fuel infrastructure for mobile applications with clean energy VRFBs is now viable with higher energy and power density
With peak shaving, a consumer reduces power consumption (“load shedding“) quickly and for a short period of time to avoid a spike in consumption (thus saving them money), this is achieved by adding battery storage.
By giving customers the flexibility to reduce their site’s grid demand at critical times – without changing their electricity consumption – battery storage makes demand response participation a lot easier.
Microgrid & Offgrid Solutions
Many remote locations are forced to rely on power from diesel generators which comes with significant cost, maintenance requirements, noise and negative environmental impact. Renewables plus battery energy storage can act as the baseload power source of a microgrid.
This is a short-term reduction in electricity consumption followed by an increase in production later, when power prices or grid demand is lower. Battery storage owned by the power consumer can be used to bridge high-price or high-load phases.
Storing energy for use when the power grid fails is the ultimate solution to powering on with business in the midst of an outage. Batteries are where the energy is stored.
Battery storage serves as a storage medium for excess generation, from wind and solar power, which can use when needed. They also serve as a means of increasing the power utilization and consumption rate.
Large-scale battery storage systems are well suited to serve as capacity reserves as they can discharge during peak hours, displacing peak generators and deferring further investment in peaking plants.
Grid Reliability & Modernization
Because the electrolyte flow direction does not have to change when loading and unloading, the VRFB is very fast in the response time (less than 20ms). It can be switched between charging and discharging under full load to provide frequency regulation, voltage control, and spinning reserve services to the grid.
Transmission & Distribution Support
Falling costs, faster build times, and a smaller physical footprint make battery energy storage an attractive option for utilities facing the need for T&D upgrades.