A New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) 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 energy and solar energy, and will allow utility companies and renewable energy generators to intelligently manage energy for consumption or storage.
Ultralife is organizing and leading a collaborative team composed of partners including academic institutions, industrial and consulting businesses to develop the system to store and mange power generated from any source for use at optimal peak times.
"We are extremely pleased that Ultralife has chosen the WindTamer wind turbine to be a component of this system," said William A. Schmitz, Chief Executive Officer of WindTamer.
WindTamer Corporation is a developer and manufacturer of wind turbines and custom-designed renewable energy storage and power management systems and a supplier of solar energy systems. The WindTamer diffuser-augmented wind turbine utilizes a patented technology for the production of electrical power.
WindTamer’s patent-pending Power on Demand system utilizes inputs from multiple energy sources including wind power, solar power, fuel cells and the grid in conjunction with a custom-designed battery storage system and a proprietary smart monitoring technology that releases energy at optimal times to reduce peak power demand, thereby lowering electricity costs for large energy users who deal with peak usage pricing. WindTamer also sells a mobile renewable energy system that that generates wind power and solar energy to an onboard storage unit for military and other applications, and a renewable power station that is a scalable system that can be drop-shipped to off-grid locations to be used as a "micro-grid".
WindTamer’s Board of Directors has approved changing the name of the Company to Arista Power, Inc. subject to shareholder approval at its May 18, 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.