With significant increases to energy capacity, density, and power—as well as improved monitoring intelligence and temperature performance—the new ESVs offer an even more advantageous stationary storage solution

FREMONT, Calif. – September 6, 2023 – EnerVenue, the first company to bring metal-hydrogen batteries capable of more than 30,000 cycles to the clean energy revolution, today announced the launch of the company’s next-generation Energy Storage Vessels™ (ESVs).

The newest version of EnerVenue’s batteries extends the solutions’ durability, operational flexibility, and cost-efficiency benefits for stationary storage projects across myriad use cases. The highlights of the new ESVs include the following improvements over the previous versions:

  • Capacity: Next-generation ESVs deliver 150% more energy storage capacity than previous versions.
  • Density: With improved materials efficiency, the new ESVs increase energy density by 100%.
  • Power: Nominal power performance improves by 150%.
  • Monitoring intelligence. Each ESV is monitored for temperature, pressure, and voltage—improving operations with more granular and accurate vessel and state-of-charge data.
  • Temperature performance: Already built to operate in extreme hot and cold environments, the new ESVs are further optimized for consistent performance across an especially wide range of temperatures.

EnerVenue’s next-generation ESVs continue to deliver proven and demonstrable advantages over lithium-ion for grid-scale, commercial, and industrial deployments—with unique and unparalleled battery durability, safety, and operational flexibility. Next-generation ESVs have an ultra-long 30-year 30,000-cycle expected lifespan, and a projected 86% capacity after 30,000 full cycles. Because metal-hydrogen ESVs pose zero thermal runaway risk and no risk of fire propagation, deployments require no complex and costly fire suppression or robust HVAC systems.

The next-generation ESVs can flexibly cycle up to three times per day, at 2 to 12-hour discharge rates, enabling unique applications and business models for developers, integrators, and owners. Revenue stacking opportunities can also be maximized because of the solution’s applicability to so many clean energy use cases.

“Our new Energy Storage Vessels advance our solution’s energy capacity, density, and power performance, and continue to add to our battery’s advantages over lithium-ion systems,” said Majid Keshavarz, Chief Technology Officer, EnerVenue. “As lithium supply chain problems and other factors continue to threaten its long-term viability in stationary storage, ESVs offer clear differentiation. Our metal-hydrogen solution uses Earth-abundant materials and, in contrast to lithium-ion systems, does not require augmentation to maintain performance over the battery’s 30-year, 30,000-cycle lifespan. Fire-prone lithium-ion systems also require robust HVAC and fire suppression systems that our next-generation ESVs do not, reducing customers’ cost and operational requirements.”

The next-generation ESVs are backed by EnerVenue’s Capacity Assurance™, the industry’s longest, simplest, and most straightforward extended warranty for stationary batteries, offering an unmatched 20-year/20,000 cycle warranty extension that guarantees at least 88% battery capacity remaining after that period.

Certifications and standards testing on the new ESVs is underway. The batteries will be produced at the company’s one-million-square-foot gigafactory in Shelby County, Kentucky, where the plant is being designed with manufacturing lines to support production at scale. Already backed by large-scale deals from Pine Gate Renewables, Nicon Industries’ Green Energy Renewable Solutions and others, volume manufacturing and the new design of EnerVenue’s next-generation ESVs are expected to significantly accelerate profitability for the company.

About EnerVenue

EnerVenue builds simple, safe, and cost-efficient energy storage solutions for the clean energy revolution. Based on technology proven over decades under the most extreme conditions, EnerVenue batteries are refined and scaled for large renewable energy integration applications.

High Caliber Energy led a large U.S. energy company’s search for long-duration and cost-effective battery systems, resulting in a 25 MWh order of EnerVenue Energy Storage Vessels™

FREMONT, Calif. and MIAMI, Fl. – June 6, 2023 – EnerVenue, the first company to bring metal-hydrogen batteries to the clean energy revolution, and High Caliber Energy, a Florida-based consulting and EPC firm specialized in LNG and renewables, today announced that EnerVenue will supply a 25 MWh order of Energy Storage Vessels (ESVs) for High Caliber Energy’s client, a leading energy company based in the Southeastern United States. Delivery on the ESV order will be fulfilled by Q4 2024 and will support a large project providing energy storage for residents in Florida.

High Caliber Energy integrates the best in proven and emerging technologies to develop customized, advanced, and cost-effective power systems that lower operating costs, meet ESG goals, and improve resilience. In this use case, High Caliber Energy has assisted one of its large U.S. energy clients in evaluating solar and battery energy storage system (BESS) technologies with a focus on safety, value, support, and battery lifespan. That vetting process led the client to select EnerVenue ESVs as an ideal fit for its Florida energy storage project and its expanding solar plus storage integrations. The ESVs will primarily be used to provide needed load-leveling and frequency regulation.

“When you compare stats across the array of available stationary energy storage technologies, EnerVenue’s jump off the page for their operational efficiency, reliability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness,” said Matt Davis, Managing Partner, High Caliber Energy. “We’re proud to partner with EnerVenue, and we look forward to using ESVs to meet our client’s expanding clean energy initiatives in Florida.”

Energy Storage Vessels are the second generation of EnerVenue’s differentiated metal-hydrogen battery technology, offering ultra-long life, efficiency, and flexibility via a highly configurable and scalable product architecture. ESVs feature an expected lifetime of 30 years / 30,000 cycles, deliver 86% capacity after 30,000 cycles, and can cycle up to three times per day without rest. In stark contrast to lithium-ion for stationary applications, metal-hydrogen ESVs are fire-safe with zero thermal runaway or propagation risk, eliminating the need for expensive fire suppression solutions. ESVs also are almost entirely recyclable, providing a superior choice to lithium-ion storage systems from a sustainability and environmental responsibility perspective.

“We’re excited to bring our Energy Storage Vessel technology to Florida through our partnership with High Caliber Energy,” said Randall Selesky, Chief Revenue Officer, EnerVenue. “High Caliber Energy has earned its reputation as a dependable, strategic advisor to energy providers and utilities. They are trusted to optimize storage projects that must meet stringent demands, and EnerVenue does just that by delivering superior performance while also achieving a low levelized cost of energy storage.”

In addition to recent supply deals, EnerVenue also recently announced the company is opening a one-million-square-foot gigafactory in Kentucky to scale production.

About EnerVenue

EnerVenue builds simple, safe, and cost-efficient energy storage solutions for the clean energy revolution. Based on technology proven over decades under the most extreme conditions, EnerVenue batteries are refined and scaled for large renewable energy integration applications.

About High Caliber Energy

High Caliber Energy provides trusted energy solutions for large industrial and utility clients in the SE United States and Caribbean. High Caliber specializes in natural gas to power microgrids with renewable energy components using the best available technologies and logistics to create efficient and resilient power infrastructure.

EnerVenue’s metal-hydrogen technology showed no fire propagation during induced thermal runaway, validating the company’s superior safety compared to other battery technologies.

FREMONT, Calif. – May 2, 2023 – EnerVenue, the first company to bring metal-hydrogen batteries capable of 30,000 cycles to the clean energy revolution, today announced the company has completed UL 9540A cell-, module- and unit-level evaluation of thermal runaway fire propagation. Additionally, the company certified its Energy Storage Vessel™ to the UL1973 standard. Both achievements represent significant safety milestones for the rapidly growing company.

UL 9540A testing includes progressively larger-scale fire tests to evaluate the risk of thermal runaway and fire propagation in battery energy storage systems. EnerVenue’s Energy Storage Vessels completed UL 9540A testing at the cell level with no flames observed during induced thermal runaway.

“Our UL 9540A test results confirm our proven battery chemistry as the leading option for customers concerned with eliminating the possibility of fires or thermal hazards at their grid-scale installations,” said Majid Keshavarz, CTO, EnerVenue. “We’re proud to achieve this testing validation and to offer a safer battery energy storage system.”

In contrast, lithium-ion batteries generate flames during the UL 9540A test at the cell level: a punctured li-ion battery cell will catch fire. Li-ion battery manufacturers must therefore add additional protection around cells to contain thermal runaway at the module level to meet testing criteria.

The UL 9540A test method is officially titled: Test Method for Evaluating Thermal Runaway Fire Propagation in Battery Energy Storage Systems and is the recognized standard for evaluating a battery energy storage system’s thermal runaway fire propagation risk. This testing provides manufacturers with a means of demonstrating the regulatory compliance of their products. In most regions, battery technology providers’ products must complete UL 9540A testing for them to be eligible for installation.

UL 9540A testing fully confirms and validates EnerVenue’s standing as a provider of unique and inherently safer energy storage technology. EnerVenue’s metal-hydrogen batteries require no additional packaging or modification to prevent explosion, or fire propagation. These safer batteries enable EnerVenue customers to reduce project risk, OPEX costs, risk to personnel, and environmental concerns. While other battery systems carry a risk that fire events could cause toxic materials to enter the air or leach into groundwater, EnerVenue’s systems have no such risks. EnerVenue’s superior safety also makes its systems appropriate not just in utility settings but also for commercial or even residential applications, due to their potential to be installed in occupied buildings without the known risks associated with other technologies such as lithium-ion.

The company also certified its Energy Storage Vessels to the UL 1973 standard, which was updated last year. The safety standard applies to stationary batteries and certifies the ability of a battery system to safely operate under normal and abnormal conditions relative to electrical, mechanical and environmental safety.

“UL 1973 confirms and validates our safety claims and satisfies a requirement for the deployment of grid-scale and commercial energy storage systems,” said Andrzej Skoskiewicz, Vice President of Product Engineering at EnerVenue. “Designers, integrators and system operators can have full confidence in the safety and performance of EnerVenue technology.”

About EnerVenue EnerVenue builds simple, safe, and cost-efficient energy storage solutions for the clean energy revolution. Based on technology proven over decades under the most extreme conditions, EnerVenue batteries are refined and scaled for large renewable energy integration applications.

The ESVs offer more efficient and flexible deployments of EnerVenue’s pioneering technology, with scalable and customizable large-format battery configurations ready to meet a wide breadth of customer and partner applications

FREMONT, Calif. – Dec. 6, 2022 – EnerVenue, the first company to bring metal-hydrogen batteries capable of more than 30,000 cycles to the clean energy revolution, today announced the launch of EnerVenue Energy Storage Vessels (ESVs), the company’s second-generation energy storage product.

EnerVenue ESVs continue to expand the company’s pioneering use of metal-hydrogen energy storage technology as an advantageous solution compared to lithium-ion and other alternatives. Based on decades of use with NASA and other aerospace applications, EnerVenue has significantly cost-reduced materials to bring—for the first time—unique battery durability, safety, and flexibility benefits to grid-scale, commercial and industrial deployments. The new ESV solution delivers unprecedented flexibility in how customers can stack and install the vessels to build and scale their energy storage capacity.

The ultra-long-life EnerVenue ESVs enable unique applications and business models for developers, integrators, and owners. Customers can cycle ESVs up to three times per day without rest, and the batteries have an expected lifetime of 30 years / 30,000 cycles. ESVs continue to deliver 86% capacity beyond 30,000 cycles, providing a second asset life that lithium-ion batteries cannot match. The solution’s metal-hydrogen technology further differentiates from li-ion by offering improved fire safety.  ESVs have been tested and demonstrate no thermal runaway or propagation risk, and there is no need for costly, preventative fire suppression systems. EnerVenue ESVs also significantly reduce OPEX and CAPEX costs compared to li-ion, delivering on expected ROI by eliminating any need for expensive augmentations, excessive oversizing, or extensive maintenance during a project’s lifetime. With recyclable components, ESVs are also more sustainable and environmentally responsible than li-ion.

EnerVenue ESVs offer a highly configurable and scalable product architecture that makes the products ideal building blocks for system integrators of all sizes and business models. ESVs similarly enable a more flexible breadth of deployment locations—and are built to thrive even in extreme temperatures and other environments where grid-scale li-ion batteries struggle. The product also features flexible charge/discharge rates and can discharge to 100% (deep discharges permanently damage li-ion batteries), giving system owners the latitude to capitalize on a broader range of revenue stream opportunities.

“Our new ESVs deliver a meaningful upgrade to the customization and ease with which customers and partners can plan—and expand—their utilization of our transformative and proven battery technology,” said Majid Keshavarz, Chief Technology Officer, EnerVenue. “As the applications using our technology have grown, we wanted to ensure we had a product that could match almost any use case. ESVs package EnerVenue’s incredible technology into a more flexible and efficient solution that we’re excited to bring to market.”

EnerVenue backs its ESVs with the Capacity Assurance extended warranty. Launched in October and the longest and simplest warranty of its kind, customers selecting Capacity Assurance are guaranteed 88% capacity for up to 20 years/20,000 cycles.

The company is already committed to providing seven gigawatt hours of ESVs as part of existing agreements with customers, including previously announced deals with Pine Gate Renewables, Sonnell Power Solutions, and Nicon-Industries-affiliated Green Energy Renewable Solutions. EnerVenue will begin shipping ESVs to customers in 2023.

About EnerVenue

EnerVenue builds simple, safe, and cost-efficient energy storage solutions for the clean energy revolution. Based on technology proven over decades under the most extreme conditions, EnerVenue batteries are refined and scaled for large renewable energy integration applications. The company is headquartered in Fremont, California.