Rechargeable Zinc Manganese Dioxide Batteries in Emerging Markets
Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA
Grand Ballroom B
08:40 - 09:00
Existing battery storage technology has not kept pace with performance demands and does not meet the needs of a changing energy landscape. Lead acid is toxic with low energy density and lithium-ion is flammable and dangerous. The rechargeable zinc manganese dioxide alkaline battery is a safe, recyclable, non-toxic solution to address the challenges, like the effects of increased solar generation, on the electric grid. This presentation will focus on early adopters of rechargeable alkaline batteries: residential back up in India/USA, solar + storage and demand management in urban environments like NYC, where safety is a key factor in storage deployments.
Founding member and VP of Operations for Urban Electric Power (UEP). At UEP, Ann Marie is responsible for investor and client relations, strategic planning and partnerships. After earning her B.A. in philosophy at William Paterson University, Ann Marie turned to energy technologies at Park Place Renewables, a solar investment fund, and the CUNY Energy Institute, a research lab dedicated to energy innovation. Ann Marie has 10 years of startup energy experience and focuses on finance, operations and supply chain management.
Urban Electric Power (UEP) is a New York based company manufacturing and deploying high-capacity, rechargeable alkaline batteries. Made from earth-abundant and safe materials, zinc and manganese dioxide, these batteries can be stacked to provide on demand energy from the home to the utility grid. UEP's vision is to provide affordable power to everyone, enabling a future where fuel is replenished on a human timescale.