Zinc8 Energy Solutions announces the planned deployment of its Zinc-air Energy Storage System (ZESS) at the University at Buffalo

Zinc8 Energy Solutions announces the planned deployment of its Zinc-air Energy Storage System (ZESS) at the University at Buffalo

Zinc8 Energy Solutions Inc (CSE:ZAIR) (OTCPINK:MGXRF) (FRA:0E9) has announced the planned deployment of its patented Zinc-air Energy Storage System (ZESS) at the University at Buffalo (UB).  The company said this collaboration with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) marks the first long-duration use in New York State and a development that will support further integration of renewable power sources into the grid.  It added that the selection of the site will allow for the demonstration of a 100 kilowatt/1 megawatt Zinc-Air Battery Energy Storage System in Buffalo to facilitate the wider use of renewable resources.   READ: Zinc8 Energy Solutions selected to join New York’s prestigious Scale for ClimateTech accelerator Zinc8 said it won a contract to accelerate the new technology in the Innovation Challenge, a partnership between the NYPA and the Urban Future Lab at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering. The primary functions of the deployment will be to provide peak shaving capability by leveling out peaks in electricity consumption, increase campus resiliency, and assist in training campus utility staff with new energy storage technology. “We are very pleased to have the University at Buffalo join in our collaboration with the New York Power Authority to install our 100kW/1MWh Zinc-air Energy Storage System,” said CEO Ron MacDonald. “This is a major milestone for Zinc8 on its path to our full commercialization target in early 2023.” Zinc8’s ZESS will advance a holistic approach to what a low carbon sustainable energy system can achieve. It will be located less than a few hundred feet from the award-winning UB Solar Strand, a project that NYPA and UB completed nearly a decade ago, and the newly relocated GRoW Clean Energy Center (a key part of UB’s climate action education and outreach efforts).  In addition, Zinc8 said the energy storage system will also be connected to the Baker Chilled Water Plant, which provides a cooling capacity of 168 million BTUs per hour, equivalent to 21,000 typical window air conditioning units. This facility provides service to most areas of the university’s North Campus, which consists of over 120 buildings including state-of-the-art academic and research spaces, the Student Union, athletic venues and administrative offices.  Carbon-free electric grid Under the agreement with Zinc8, NYPA will contribute to the installation costs of the energy storage system at UB and share in the data generated during the demonstration period. Zinc8 said the project will move New York further toward a carbon-free electric grid supported by renewable energy resources. The new technology storage system will help to achieve the state’s aggressive energy storage goal of 3GW by 2030 and support a nation-leading commitment of 100% electricity from zero-carbon emission sources by 2040. “NYPA recognizes the potential for this first-of-its-kind clean energy solution, and it is rewarding to see the project begin to take shape,” said Gil Quiniones, NYPA president and CEO. “The collaboration with Zinc8 and the University at Buffalo bodes well for a successful demonstration project that addresses the need for reliability of renewable energy resources and will help achieve New York State’s targets for energy storage.” Contact the author: patrick@proactiveinvestors.com Follow him on Twitter @PatrickMGraham

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