Nayo Tropical Technology Ltd. to receive zinc battery systems at four sites
Eos Energy Storage LLC, a leading manufacturer of safe, low-cost and long-duration zinc battery storage systems, announced an expansion of its partnership with Nayo Tropical Technology Ltd., a leading West African mini-grid engineering, procurement, and construction (“EPC”) company. Eos will deploy additional units of its signature Aurora EnergyBlock™ systems, rated at 125kW/500kWh, to four rural microgrid projects in Nigeria in the first quarter of 2021.
In July, Eos announced it had entered into an agreement with Nayo to bring safe, environmentally friendly, low-maintenance, easy-to-deploy energy storage to the African market for the use of residents and local businesses in rural locations. This new contract expands on the success of that program by combining solar photovoltaic generation and energy storage to provide reliable electricity to homes and businesses in remote Nigerian communities, in addition to reducing dependence on diesel generators.
A notable benefit of Eos’ microgrid battery energy storage system is that it can store renewable energy that can be released at a later time and under severe weather conditions, giving rural locations and remote environments a reliable solution for energy storage and generation. High temperatures can be a challenge for other battery technologies, as they require heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (“HVAC”) systems, which get overworked and fail frequently in hot climates. Eos’ batteries do not require HVAC and can operate reliably in hot places without it.
Dr. Balki G. Iyer, Chief Commercial Officer of Eos commented that, Eos was quick to prove that its positively ingenious energy storage solutions were uniquely suited to harsh environments and rural deployments with their last deployment. The company is proud to expand their partnership with Nayo with a follow up in the first quarter, and they look forward to serving the energy needs of additional communities in the future with Nayo as their partner.
Eos’ clients, including utilities, EPC companies and storage integrators, benefit from additional features including simple installation, minimal auxiliary power requirements to run the system, the ability to power through grid outages, simple maintenance and long-term product life. Remote project sites can often be a challenge, as they can be far from a supply chain and labor pool, but the low maintenance requirements of the Eos battery make it a fitting solution despite these limitations.
Okenwa Anayo Nas, Chief Executive Officer of Nayo stated that, Eos’ technology fitted their exact needs for energy storage and as a follow up to the first storage project, the company was quick to move forward with additional installations. With Eos batteries, their projects were delivering on their promise to bring energy to remote villages across Africa. They appreciated the low cost-per-kilowatt-hour and flexibility of Eos’ solutions.
Nayo has more than 25 new mini grids in its pipeline to deploy across West Africa, which Eos plans to support as the industry grows over the next two years.