WindTamer Participating In Energy Storage Project

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WindTamer Corp. says it has been selected by Ultralife Corp. to provide a wind component for a 1 MWh energy-storage system demonstration project to be installed at Ultralife's Newark, N.Y., corporate campus.

Ultralife has purchased an 8.0GT model WindTamer turbine, together with monitoring capabilities, for the initial prototype installation.

A New York State Energy Research and Development Authority award will help support the design, development, prototyping, scale-up and installation of the large-scale lithium-ion energy-storage system.

The system will integrate lithium-ion batteries, ultracapacitors and renewable energy generation sources, including wind and solar, and will allow utility companies and renewable energy generators to intelligently manage energy for consumption or storage, according to WindTamer.

Ultralife says it is organizing and leading a collaborative team composed of partners including academic institutions, and industrial and consulting businesses to develop the system to store and manage power generated from any source for use at optimal peak times.

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