Technology Merit: Energy Storage

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Xtreme Power (Kyle, Texas) for the introduction of dry-cell battery technology that holds the promise of enabling more efficient use of intermittent renewable power generation. Xtreme Power says that its systems offer significant improvements to grid operations through energy savings and reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The technology is produced via zero-emissions manufacturing, and all products are recalled and recycled at end of life. The company's East Coast pilot demonstrated the technology's load-leveling and peak power shaving capability, while its South Pole project showcased the viability of its energy storage and power management system in extreme conditions and remote environments. Xtreme Power recently installed a 1.5 MW system on the largest wind farm in Hawaii, where, the company says, it has successfully overcome the intermittency challenges at the site by an order of magnitude.