In a potential big win for renewable energy, Form Energy gets its first grid-scale battery installation – TechCrunch

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Form Energy, which is developing what it calls ultra-low-cost, long-duration energy storage for the grid, has signed a contract with the Minnesota-based Great River Energy to develop a 1 megawatt, 150-megawatt hour pilot project.

The second-largest electric utility in Minnesota, Great River Energy’s installation in Cambridge, Minn. will be the first commercial deployment of the venture-backed battery technology developer’s long-duration energy storage technology.

From Energy’s battery system is significant for its ability to deliver 1 megawatt of power for 150 hours — a huge leap over the lithium-ion batteries currently in use for most grid-scale storage projects. Those battery systems can last for two- to four hours.”

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