Metal-hydrogen energy storage company EnerVenue launched a pre-assembled energy rack consisting of its Energy Storage Vessels (ESVs) in 150 and 102kWh configurations.
Chief revenue officer Randall Selesky said the EnerVenue Energy Rack offers a pre-engineered and assembled design.
The racks come with custom battery management system (BMS) hardware, plus the wiring for fast and simple integration into customised containers or buildings. The racks feature an optimised rack size for use in both 1000 VDC and 1500 VDC systems. They can be safely deployed indoors or outdoors. ESVs are already installed and all BMS equipment is included.
The company said the racks can be connected inline or stacked up to three levels high. It claimed ESVs can cycle up to three times per day without rest, have a 30-year/30,000 cycle expected lifetime and 2–12-hour discharge rates.
Pricing has not been disclosed and company spokesman Kyle Peterson said it depends on several variables, including delivery date, use case and volume. “EnerVenue batteries are competitive with li-ion on a capex basis and the opex is much lower than lithium-ion,” he added.
A report from March 2023, ‘Stationary Battery Energy Storage Systems Analysis’ by research company Ara Ake concluded that of the more than 10 containerised BESS studied, nickel-hydrogen is a standout chemistry for storage of 12 hours or less when considering all aspects. This is due to a useable lifetime of 30 years and 30,000 charge/discharge cycles.
EnerVenue also commissioned a whitepaper comparing the value of EnerVenue batteries with lithium-ion from Storylitics. Its longer life cycle than lithium-ion was also noted.