Grid scale batteries are suitable for installation in local, national, and international grid infrastructure if they have decades long life and a long discharge period. Unlike back up generators, batteries are quiet, have a small footprint, and can respond immediately to power-on when needed. Unlike solar or wind power, grid scale batteries can help meet critical energy delivery at any time of day. Primus flow batteries require little maintenance.
Primus Power battery solutions provide for decades long life and hours long energy discharge to meet customer requirements. In addition, the EnergyPod meets the demands to deliver electricity at grid parity: in the same price range as other sources of electricity delivered to the end-user.
The EnergyPod can scale to 25kW to accomodate a corporate campus or a housing development, 1MW to support a remote mining operation, or scale to 25MW to accommodate an electric substation, a solar farm, or a wind farm.
Utilities can use long duration batteries instead of fossil-based systems to satisfy peak power needs, defer costly system upgrades, and shift mid-day oversupply of renewable photovoltaic generation to evening peak periods.
The power and viability of renewable energy sources benefit from the long duration energy storage. Extra power generated during optimal conditions can be transmitted where needed or the energy may be stored for latter use. Likewise, batteries may offer relief when solar or wind energy are unavailable.
Avoiding fossil fuels and enabling renewable energy sources are the best means to enable a carbon free cloud.