Provide low-cost, reliable, renewable power to remote communities around the world.
Deliver reliable, renewable power cost-effectively to places without access to an electrical grid.
NantEnergy’s eco-friendly energy storage solutions sharply reduce the maintenance and logistical costs of remote microgrids.
Bringing electricity to remote and island populations beyond the practical range of the grid is a challenge faced by developing economies around the world.
The solutions of the past were imperfect at best. Diesel generators create local air and noise pollution and require regular fuel deliveries to these difficult-to-access locations. Traditional lead-acid batteries quickly degrade in the intemperate climates and wear out—if they’re not stolen first. Either way, frequent replacements are necessary, and safe disposal of used batteries can be difficult. These drawbacks, along with the cost of maintenance, make these systems impractical or impossible to deploy.
NantEnergy’s zinc-based energy storage systems, coupled with renewable energy from solar PV, provide a clean, dependable solution with lower total costs than competing solutions. Whether your remote microgrid is government funded,
privately financed, or uses an EaaS (Energy-as-a-Service) model, the NantEnergy solution enables you to bring more power to more people, boosting the economy and improving lives.
Zinc-air is a well-suited chemistry for microgrids, providing a cheap energy storage solution. Flow batteries struggle to scale down to the size of a typical microgrid, and lithium-ion batteries do not compete on cost,”
— Analysis done
by Lux Research
Making Energy Storage Smart
While NantEnergy’s breakthrough zinc-air batteries are practical for storage, it is the company’s advanced energy management software that gives this reliable recharging system so much flexibility; it is this unprecedented level of flexibility that provides users with a high degree of visibility, efficacy, and insight. Utilizing embedded sensors and code, this innovative software is able to offer the customer unparalleled transparency in product performance, health assessment, and control.
The intelligence and management functions—built into both the individual cell and module levels—enable the end-user to conduct previously unattainable analytics of their operations, including outage duty cycle profiles, load profiles, real-time tampering or vandalism alarms, cell health, diesel runtime, and more. These capabilities offer customers an extraordinary degree of operational storage intelligence…which is critical to meeting user needs and supporting their business:
- Governments can gather data from remote microgrids, to assess the growing energy needs or actual energy sustainability of these remote communities.
- Utilities can capture an instant picture of how storage is meeting peak demand.
- Commercial and industrial businesses can have visibility into their energy savings—in real-time.
And for customers that want to shift their energy spending from a CapEx to an OpEx, NantEnergy’s systems are also available as EaaS (Energy-as-a-Service) systems; this model represents the future of storage for every use, in every part of the world.