Local Generation

01. Safe, simple, self-sustaining

A microgrid is a small power network with a local source of supply that may be attached to utility-scale infrastructure but largely functions independently, as an energy “island”. Most microgrids generate energy using renewable sources and, to ensure 24/7 operations, are combined with a battery energy storage system (BESS) to capture excess power during peak generation and deploy it during peak demand. They’re powerful solutions for supplying energy in remote locations that cannot be connected to larger grid infrastructure or to communities where grids are unreliable—often displacing “dirty” diesel generators. But they come with challenges: non-traditional players must take on the role of energy producers and constituent groups may have a larger interest in these projects.

That’s what we considered in the design of Eos battery energy storage systems. Our underlying Znyth battery technology is both nonflammable and fully recyclable, so it’s safe for local consumers—and the global environment. And our solutions, particularly the containerized Eos Cube, are inherently simple and durable—they install with ease and speed and do not require high-cost and high-maintenance HVAC or pump systems whose complex moving parts degrade over time.

With no risk of catching fire and damaging surrounding structures, Eos storage solutions can be installed in densely populated areas to keep the power on at critical sites.

With no risk of catching fire and damaging surrounding structures, Eos storage solutions can be installed in densely populated areas to keep the power on at critical sites.

02. Cost-saving via peak-shifting

Stationary battery storage enables energy users to purchase and store a surplus of energy during off-peak hours, when rates are lower, and deploy it later when rates go up to avoid paying higher energy prices. This peak-shifting can provide significant cost savings for commercial, industrial, and government facilities who rely on consistent energy supply—if the energy storage technologies can keep up with constantly changing needs and don’t drain resources from a organization’s core operations.

It’s why we believe Eos systems are an ideal choice for utility-rate arbitrage applications. Our zinc-based Znyth battery technology doesn’t require HVAC or flow pump systems, so systems like our containerized Eos Cube are simple to install and maintain. It’s also non-flammable and non-corrosive, enabling indoor storage even in densely populated environments. But most importantly, it’s highly tolerant of operational changes, allowing each system’s discharge duration and depth to be reset on a cycle-by-cycle basis to flexibly leverage fluctuating grid supply and demand—and related pricing.

Microgrids with built-in energy storage can keep businesses and facilities powered up even if the grid goes down.

Microgrids with built-in energy storage can keep businesses and facilities powered up even if the grid goes down.

03. For reliability—and revenue

To ensure power availability regardless of grid status—and potentially derive additional revenue—essential service and infrastructure providers with hypercritical 24/7 power requirements, like data centers and hospitals, are increasingly interested in “behind the meter” energy production and storage installations. But the reliability and income benefits must outweigh any risks of these onsite systems, as well as their ongoing management costs.

That’s where Eos comes in. Our zinc-powered technology is safer and simpler than conventional lithium ion—it’s inherently non-flammable and requires no high-cost and high-maintenance ancillary HVAC or fire suppression systems. An Eos storage system, coupled with solar panels or a wind turbine, can turn any building—even a high-rise in a dense urban center—into a mini power plant that supplies its own energy when the grid is down, or delivers excess energy to the grid when demand is high. And in the process, shift the power dynamics between energy consumers and traditional utilities.

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