Eos Energy Storage is set to deploy its Aurora EnergyBlock™ zinc battery energy storage system (BESS) into rural microgrid development in Nigeria.
The project is part of a wider scheme to inform utilities and energy providers of the best storage technologies for rural locations and environments in Africa.
The project follows a partnership with EPC firm Nayo Tropical Technology.
The partnership aims to deploy a number of microgrid projects to provide power to homes in remote villages across Africa, beginning with the Nigerian project.
Eos’ long-duration storage system does not require HVAC (heating, ventilation air conditioning) or thermal management systems to cool the storage system.
Balki Iyer, chief commercial officer of Eos, said: “The solution is a perfect fit for harsh environments and rural developments like the Nigerian microgrids as it features simple-to-deploy technology and components, delivering a solution that only needs minimal operation and maintenance.
“This can be a big game-changer for many parts of the world with similar needs.”
Upon successful commissioning of the Eos system in Nigeria, four identical microgrids will be deployed with Nayo Tropical Technology in other Nigerian rural communities.