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Urban Electric Power awarded new certification as an environmental battery solution

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Urban Electric Power marked National Battery Day on Friday by announcing its latest certification as an environmentally friendly battery solution for homes, businesses, and grid-scale energy storage.
Urban Electric Power awarded new certification as an environmental battery solution
Staff at the Urban Electric Power factory at Pearl River, New York. Courtesy of Urban Electric Power

Boundless Energy Impact Research and Analytics compared Urban Electric Power’s battery - based on the familiar zinc alkaline chemistry of household alkaline cells (e.g. AA) - with other battery chemistries such as lithium-ion, lead-acid, and sodium-sulfur.

The Boundless Energy analysis showed that the greenhouse gas emissions associated with manufacturing Urban Electric Power batteries are 82 percent lower compared to lithium-ion batteries, 72 percent lower compared to lead-acid batteries, and 71 percent lower compared to sodium sulfur batteries, with a savings of 15,984 tons of CO2-equivalent emissions per $1 million capital investment in Urban Electric Power batteries. Urban Electric Power’s battery scored a 9.6 out of 10 for overall per-unit impact.

“We conducted an independent environmental impact assessment of UEP’s zinc-manganese battery and found it shows significant climate and environmental improvement on key metrics such as GHG Footprint, Energy Footprint, and VOC Footprint” said Andreas van Giezen, Senior Research Analyst for Boundless Impact Research & Analytics. “By independently validating data, working with industry experts, and integrating the latest industry data, we ensure a thorough and fair analysis that explains and can help predict which products stand out in their industry vertical.

Advanced energy storage is needed to transition the electrical grid and the transportation, building, and industrial sectors toward renewable energy. Environmentally-safe batteries are vital in this transition -especially batteries such as Urban Electric Power’s which are certified to UL standards to avoid hot-burning fires, making them safe for installation in dense urban environments.

Urban Electric Power’s modular system can be scaled up to provide reliable power to businesses and residences during grid outages and the system can be customised to provide backup supply over periods of hours or days. It can be integrated with solar PV and wind power systems, thereby providing increased resilience to buildings, particularly those with critical loads such as hospitals and emergency services.

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