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Viridi installs the first large-scale indoor battery system in the U.S.

Viridi installed a 600 kWh battery system at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI).

Designed to meet the Institute’s entire electricity demand, it is the largest indoor battery system in the nation and marks a significant breakthrough in the use of distributed energy to balance grid loads, exploit renewable power and other low-cost generation, and meet zero-carbon emission goals.

“We are excited to partner with HWI on this pioneering project,” said Jon M. Williams, Chairman and CEO of Viridi, “and I want to acknowledge the hard work of the technicians, engineers and scientists from both organizations who made this success possible.  With this milestone achieved, we are now setting our sights on rapidly expanding the production of Viridi’s systems.”

With Viridi’s system, HWI can store energy generated at night when electricity rates are low and use it during the day, producing significant cost savings and reducing demand on the electric grid. 

Edward Snell, CEO of HWI, said: “As a world-leading medical research center, we require a consistent and reliable source of electricity to run our newly acquired cryo-electron microscope and other advanced equipment. The Viridi energy storage system is a game-changer for us; without it, we simply could not have made the investment in these vital research tools that are so important to both our immediate work and future growth.  We are proud of not only the technical achievement the project represents but also the broader positive impact on the community as Viridi expands its operations here in Buffalo, where we have deep roots.”

Viridi’s products incorporate thermal-management technology developed by KULR Technology Group, Inc. (NYSE American: KULR), a company that has its origins in cooling solutions developed for NASA space missions. Viridi’s battery system has been rigorously tested and passed the safety threshold established by CSA, a leading independent testing body.

The energy-storage system is integrated with HWI’s facilities automation system managed by Stark Technology, a building optimization firm based in Tonawanda, New York.  

Twelve lithium-ion batteries, installed in a dedicated room, provide 500 kWh usable power for resiliency back-up and demand charge management for the Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute, located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.