Ameresco Completes Phase One of Flow Battery Research

Ameresco, a New England Council member, recently completed phase one of research on flow battery technology, a project funded by the Department of Defense.

The company’s work focuses on finding an alternative to lithium batteries, which degrade over time, for energy storage. Flow batteries may be more efficient and could reduce the need for diesel generators that support military microgrids. The research also focused on the utility bill savings when installations used flow batteries over lithium batteries. Phase two will begin later this year.

“We are seeing growing interest from our Federal Government customers in how new energy storage technologies could complement lithium ion batteries to support their mission objectives,” said Nicole Bulgarino, EVP and General Manager of Federal Solutions at Ameresco. “I commend our Ameresco team involved in this important research and our project partners who have helped make it possible. These findings and the future work to follow allow us to better understand the technology and provide the best long term solutions to our customers, while advancing the state of the art of energy storage technology within industry.”

The Council commends Ameresco on their ongoing work to improve the nation’s microgrids. More information can be found in this press release and the Worcester Business Journal.

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