US firm Eos Energy Storage has recruited two industry veterans to help the global expansion and commercialisation of its Aurora battery technology.
Jeff Wiener (right) has been appointed senior vice president of global sales and Chris Gerlach (left) is the chief financial officer.
Before joining Eos, Wiener served as director of global sales in energy storage at US technology giant General Electric. He was with GE for 36 years.
“I watched Eos for a number of years as they brought the Aurora product to market, constantly meeting key business milestones. It is now ready to go mainstream,” Wiener said.
Gerlach was the former vice president of finance at Solar Reserve, a California-based utility-scale solar project developer.
Gerlach said, “The cost effectiveness of Eos’ proprietary technology creates an enormous opportunity to disrupt the market and lead lithium ion from a price, safety and longevity perspective.”
Jim Hughes, Eos’s chairman of the board, commented, “Their combined experience strengthens capabilities around product deployment, bankability and financing, and will reinforce Eos’ position as the go-to supplier for safe, cost-effective energy storage.”
Aurora is a 1MW/4MWh DC battery system employing Eos’ aqueous, zinc-based Znyth technology.
Last month, BBB reported that the company had announced forward pricing for the product: $160/kWh for shipment in 2017 and $95/kWh for shipment in 2022.
Eos has started taking orders with what it said are costs at 30% below those of the existing storage system in the market.