Solar and energy storage developer Urban Electric Power signed a five-year memorandum of understanding with Pine Gate Renewables to supply 4.5GWh of rechargeable zinc alkaline batteries.
The deal supplies Pine Gate Renewables for their growing pipeline of solar-coupled and standalone energy storage projects across the US.
The duo said Pine Gate has over 1 GW of operating solar assets in the US, with over 16 GW in active development. This includes hybrid, standalone solar, and standalone energy storage projects.
This agreement gives Pine Gate access to Urban Electric batteries each year, under preferential terms.
That will enable their customers to choose a technology that meets long-term reliability, energy and capacity needs.
They said Urban Electric’s patented technology tweaks the chemistry of the familiar household AA battery to make it rechargeable.