Vionx, WPI, National Grid and the US Department of Energy have teamed up to install a 3MWh flow battery-based energy storage system in Massachusetts.

The installation at Holy Name High School, MA, is one of the largest flow batteries in the United States and is designed for a 20+ year lifetime, during which it will retain its full storage capacity.

Power from intermittent renewable energy sources will be stored in the Vionx unit that can store and discharge energy for up to 6 hours per day.

Dr. Randhir Thakur, Vionx Energy’s lead director, said, “Vionx Energy’s Battery system represents a revolutionary, safe and reliable new path in grid storage solutions for the long-run for both utility and distributed scale applications.”

Energy is stored from the school utility scale wind turbine and from the surrounding community, where there are various power generation sources.

The energy storage component will assist Holy Name in its target to go off-grid while offering onsite learning opportunities for students on how the system works.

Vanadium Redox Flow Battery