Eos partners with Nayo to deploy battery energy storage system in Nigeria

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Company enters agreement with Nayo Tropical Technology Ltd. bringing safe, environmentally friendly, low-maintenance, easy-to-deploy innovative energy storage to the African market

Eos Energy Storage, the leading manufacturer of safe, low-cost and long-duration zinc battery storage systems, announced that it has partnered with EPC firm Nayo Tropical Technology Ltd to deploy the company’s Aurora EnergyBlock™ battery energy storage system (BESS). Eos’ EnergyBlock is part of a project to bring power to underserved areas and will integrate into rural microgrid developments beginning in the African country of Nigeria. Results from the deployment of this microgrid BESS solution will give utilities and energy providers options for the best storage technologies for rural locations and environments.

Balki G. Iyer, Chief Commercial Officer of Eos commented that, Eos’ energy storage solutions were unique as they did not require HVAC or any expensive thermal management systems to cool the storage system.The solution was a perfect fit for harsh environments and rural developments like the Nigerian microgrids as it featured simple-to-deploy technology and components, delivering an affordable solution that only needed minimal operation and maintenance. That could be a big game-changer for many parts of the world with similar needs and they were quite excited about solving the larger energy problems for many rural communities.

Okenwa Anayo Nas, CEO of Nayo Tropical Technology Ltd stated that, the company was proud to be leading the way in deploying one of the most advanced energy storage technologies in the world. Their projects would provide lighting to homes and better the livelihoods of the people in remote villages across Africa, beginning with their first of many projects together in Nigeria. From a mini-grid developer’s perspective, Eos offered the most reliable solution with high round-trip efficiency at the lowest cost per kilowatt hour.

Eos’ clients, including utilities, EPC companies, and storage integrators, benefit from features including:

  • Simple drop-and-play installation of a pre-integrated solution
  • Modest site work needed for installation and integration
  • Minimal auxiliary power requirements to run the system and the ability to power through grid outages
  • Brilliantly simple system design with market-leading low operations and maintenance
  • And low degradation rate for long-lasting product life

These features and more make Eos’ energy storage systems a superior solution to serve rural communities and locations around the world, especially in extreme climates. Eos is also proud that its products are 100% recyclable and sustainable, minimizing the impact on the environment and having no additional cost for removal at end of life due to the inherent residual value of the product.

The first Eos system will go into a rural community in Nigeria, and upon successful commissioning of the Eos system, four identical microgrids will be deployed with Nayo Tropical Technology to other Nigerian rural communities. Eos is proud to partner with Nayo Tropical Technology to help provide sustainable electricity and better quality of life for impacted communities and villages. Nayo Tropical Technology Ltd. has over 25 new mini grids in their pipeline to deploy across West Africa, which Eos plans to support as the industry grows over the next two years.

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