The Zinc8 ESS is made of safe, low-cost, mass-producing materials with a unique architecture that allows for energy and power decoupling and extends the storage duration with a minimal marginal cost (<$50 per incremental kWh). This architecture, combined with deep cycling capabilities and durability, allows the ESS to reach one of the lowest levelized cost offered in the market. The ESS consists of 1) the storage tank for the zinc particles and potassium hydroxide electrolyte, 2) the power stack where the fuel is electrochemically converted to electricity, and 3) the regenerator where electrical power is converted back to zinc particles.
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Urban Energy’s world-class canopy design increases module capacity by 50% and energy production by 100% as compared to a traditional roof-level system. The 10’ raised canopy bypasses obstructions and fire lanes while optimizing bifacial module production — in fact, an independent engineer has verified a 15% bifacial adder for the design as compared to the 5% expected from a roof-level system. Rather than land posts on the roof, the design incorporates exterior-wall straps to counteract uplift while minimizing loads on pre-war roofs. Finally, the roof clearance maintains the potential for future rooftop energy storage.
Power to Hydrogen is accelerating the transition to a clean energy future by improving access to and affordability of renewably-derived green hydrogen and energy storage. With Clean Energy Bridge, an efficient and cost-effective reversible fuel cell, Power to Hydrogen generates hydrogen on-site and produces power when needed most, during peak usage and outages. Based on a patented technology, Clean Energy Bridge functions efficiently as both an electrolyzer and a fuel cell, allowing a single unit to offer multiple high value products and services including pressurized hydrogen fuel, peak shaving and backup power.
Imprint Energy creates safe, thin, flexible, disposable screen-printed zinc batteries. The battery can be printed into any shapes and sizes, and even integrated directly with electronics, which further reduces the cost of ownership to the manufacturer and/or customer.
Traditional dehumidifiers consume a lot of electricity to cool air until the water vapor condenses out. Evercloak takes a far more energy-efficient approach. Evercloak’s membranes are so thin — just a single layer of molecules — they’re considered two-dimensional. They’ve designed membranes to be highly selective, letting water molecules pass through while keeping out the other components of air, and then cooling the air down in a two-stage process. Because the membrane is so thin, drawing water through the nano-pores takes very little energy, as does cooling down the dry air. That keeps operating costs – and carbon footprint – impressively low.
Electro-Active Technologies Inc. is developing a modular system to convert food waste and renewable electricity into affordable, renewable hydrogen. The system can be deployed onsite or in a decentralized fashion as a local, urban solution. This will enable companies and communities to reinvest their waste for added value and improved sustainability.
Clip.Bike is a clean-mobility company with a mission to make biking in cities easier by making e-bike technology more affordable and accessible. Attach CLIP to your bike in seconds without any tools, ride your bike normally and engage CLIP‘s ride-assist when you need it to cross a bridge or go uphill. When you arrive, detach it just as easily and recharge on your desk like a phone. CLIP is light enough to carry along to use on any regular or shared-bike along a multi-modal commute. The free CLIP companion app will encourage more riders to bike, focusing on individual progress while building a friendly supportive community and a safer city.
Clad Innovations’ hardware, Haven, leverages sensors to detect the level of filtration, ventilation, humidification, and sterilization throughout any building’s HVAC system. Through the software interface, users can access their real-time air quality data, and proactively seek out solutions, some of which are paid and involve modifying settings, the addition of new equipment, or better filters. TZOA brings value to its users by monitoring, managing, and automating HVAC systems towards healthier buildings and working environments, which lead to improved productivity, energy savings, and improved human health.
Active Energy Systems’ IHEX’s innovation is its ability to freeze water without the latter sticking to the freezing surface, achieved through surface chemistry. At a customer-product level, the IHEX acts as the evaporator of an ice-making chiller. This chiller, the first of its kind, will be able to take in liquid water and return an ice-slurry. When connected to a water storage tank, this chiller acts as the “charging engine” of a thermal energy storage system, producing ice to later be used as a cooling source. The storage tank communicates with the thermal load, the commercial building, through a secondary heat exchanger. The IHEX directly utilizes refrigerant to improve energy efficiency and reduce the need for a heavy-duty compressor.