Azelio to work towards US certification for its long-duration energy storage product

Source: press release, 28 March 2022

Azelio’s thermal energy storage – clean power supply all hours of the day
Azelio’s thermal energy storage – clean power supply all hours of the day (illustration: Azelio)

Azelio AB, a Swedish cleantech company, has announced that it will install its TES.POD product, a long-duration energy storage solution, as part of a US certification project.

The certification project will be conducted in Baton Rouge, LA, in conjunction with MMR Group, an electrical engineering and construction company, based in Baton Rouge. The certification will ensure that the TES.POD product is compliant with US standards. The storage units will be shipped from Azelio’s factory in Sweden in April to MMR for adaptation to the US standards before installing the certification project in early fall.

“US certification is an important step in our plan to expand our presence in the US market together with our partners,” says Jonas Eklind, CEO of Azelio. “Our technology is well-suited to expand the supply of reliable sustainable energy in the US market at a time when energy is in high demand and costs are surging.”

The use of solar energy is growing globally, with an increasing number of governments and companies using solar-based electricity and heat, with the limitation that it is available when the sun is shining. Azelio’s (TES.POD) stores solar energy, or energy from other sources, as heat in recycled aluminium and converts the energy into electricity and usable heat at a low cost around-the-clock. The TES.POD system performance is validated by leading certification company DNV.

In addition to the certification, the TES.POD will also be used by MMR Group to demonstrate its capabilities to its customers, and to train its staff on the installation and operational processes of the long-duration energy storage system. The certification project is an important step in Azelio’s ambition to expand into the US market.

MMR Group is an industry leader in instrumentation and electrical construction, maintenance, and technical services, based in the US and with a global footprint of customers.