Carbon-Ion will enable new approaches to Firm Frequency Response (FFR). Hybridized with other energy storage technologies, C-Ion can serve as a first, fast megawatt solution.

Grid operators require fast-reacting energy storage solutions to keep power grids optimized at 50Hz. National grids around the world need to modernize to achieve net-zero carbon emissions. Grid energy storage is essential to buffer intermittent energy generation from renewables, like wind and solar, and to provide applications such as DC charging for electric vehicles. C-Ion provides very high power, essential for fast frequency response and high-rate DC EV charging (350kW, 450kW, 1,500kW or above) and can be used in combination with lithium or flow batteries – hybrid systems – to provide cost effective grid energy storage solutions that are the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in class.

At the same time the mass roll-out of electric cars, buses, and trucks will challenge national grid infrastructure.

Our solution is to install energy storage at filling stations that allows buffering of the electrical grid. EVs can then be recharged from this stored energy, not directly from the grid. 

Helping to make this scenario feasible is that the next generation of EVs will support Extreme Fast Charging (XFC). This allows charging stations to operate at megawatt rates of charge, according to TransportXtra—10 times faster than the current Tesla superchargers. At these rates, recharging an EV for a 300-mile (450 km) range is possible in just 5 minutes. Not only can Carbon-Ion’s C-Ion technology is more important for these in terms of grid buffering. 

More than energy storage, Carbon-Ion offers energy management.  

Adding more renewables to the grid causes significant peaks and valleys to the demand curve. Adding fast-reacting, high power energy storage manages the curve.

Carbon-Ion reacts 100x faster than lithium-ion, providing firm frequency response (FFR) and dynamic containment to keep grid running smoothly.