Energy saving company, Anesco has announced a partnership with battery technology company, OXIS Energy to rollout its energy storage solution targeted across the UK.
Oxford-based OXIS Energy will collaborate with Anesco to offer lithium sulfur batteries for installation in both residential and commercial applications from 2016 onwards.
The companies view the role of energy storage as integral in helping the UK integrate an increasing amount of intermittent energy capacity to the UK’s aging grid infrastructure. Adrian Pike, CEO of Anesco explained: “Storing energy and alleviating the strain placed on the grid, particularly at peak times, is a critical part of creating an electricity network that will support the needs of customers – both homeowners and businesses – as we decarbonise the UK electricity network. The design of effective storage solutions supports the growth in new technologies, such as renewables, by providing the flexibility needed to be able to match generation to supply.”
However, it is OXIS’ lithium sulfur technology that the companies believe is the key differentiator in the UK’s burgeoning energy storage market. OXIS claims that not only is lithium sulfur more environmentally friendly than – the currently dominant – lithium ion technology, it’s lightweight nature will make it easier for installers to fit.
Huw Hampson-Jones, CEO if OXIS continued: “Storage systems using lithium ion technology, such as the much publicised Tesla Powerwall, are limited by a technology that only achieves small incremental improvements each year. Such manufactures will want to improve performance, safety and cost of their products, so we expect that they will also switch to OXIS’s technology in the next few years.”
OXIS Energy previously claimed that the advent of economically viable solar PV and energy storage technology represents a paradigm shift in developing countries.