US battery and equipment supplier Arotech’s Israel-based Power System Division has received $750,000 in funding from the Israel Office of the Chief Scientist for its grid storage flow battery programme.
Arotech’s iron flow battery is designed to deliver reliable on-demand supply of stored energy that accommodates intermittent renewable energy sources, act as a back-up during power disruptions and as a load-leveler for conventional power sources balancing between supply and demand.
After lab-scale tests last year, the company now aims to demonstrate a 20kW/100kWh pilot the size of a shipping container and establish a pilot production facility for flow battery components this year.
“We recently increased the energy density towards our end-target levels, while improving the overall efficiency of our technology. With the added support of the Chief Scientist in Israel, we are on track to demonstrating a full working lab model in the coming several months,” said Ronen Badichi, President of the Power Systems Division Europe and Asia at Arotech.