Eos Energy Storage has expanded its partnership with Nayo Tropical Technology, under which it will deploy additional units of its Aurora EnergyBlock systems, rated at 125kW/500kWh, to four rural microgrid projects in Nigeria in the first quarter of 2021.
In July, Eos had entered into an agreement with Nayo to bring safe, environmentally friendly, low-maintenance, easy-to-deploy energy storage to the African market for the use of residents and local businesses in rural locations. This new contract expands on the success of that program by combining solar photovoltaic generation and energy storage to provide reliable electricity to homes and businesses in remote Nigerian communities, in addition to reducing dependence on diesel generators.
A notable benefit of Eos’ microgrid battery energy storage system is that it can store renewable energy that can be released at a later time and under severe weather conditions, giving rural locations and remote environments a reliable solution for energy storage and generation.
“Eos was quick to prove that its positively ingenious energy storage solutions are uniquely suited to harsh environments and rural deployments with our last deployment. We are proud to expand our partnership with Nayo with a follow up in the first quarter, and we look forward to serving the energy needs of additional communities in the future with Nayo as our partner.”Dr. Balki G. Iyer, chief commercial officer of Eos.
“Eos’ technology fit our exact needs for energy storage. As a follow up to the first storage project, we were quick to move forward with additional installations. With Eos batteries, our projects are delivering on their promise to bring energy to remote villages across Africa. We appreciate the low cost-per-kilowatt-hour and flexibility of Eos’ solution.”Okenwa Anayo Nas, CEO of Nayo.
Nayo has more than 25 new mini grids in its pipeline to deploy across West Africa, which Eos plans to support as the industry grows over the next two years.