Swedish Azelio company has launched lately its renewable energy storage system at the Noor Ouarzazate solar complex (southern Morocco) within the frame of a technical and business development agreement sealed with Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen).
A verification of the storage system will be initiated during the first quarter of 2020, with commercial installations later in the year, followed by volume production in 2021.
Azelio has developed a solution to efficiently store renewable energy from solar and wind power and make it available all hours of the day as electricity and heat.
The system uses recycled aluminum as a storage medium, containing no rare minerals and suffers no reduced capacity over time. This technology is scalable from 100 kW to 100 MW and by that fills a void in the market towards the goal of universal access to affordable and sustainable energy.
“Our collaboration with Azelio is a good example of Masen’s R&D strategy to evaluate, co-develop and promote disruptive solutions. We are proud to Azelio’s energy storage represented on Noor Ouarzazate solar complex”, says Mustapha Bakkoury, CEO of Masen.
For his part, CEO of Azelio Jonas Eklind, says : “We have an ambitious development and commercialization of our technology, where Masen’s profound experience in renewable energy is of great value”.
The public Swedish company specializes in thermal energy storage with dispatchable power production when and where it is needed, modular and to a low cost. Its technology allows to store thermal energy and generate electricity and heat at nominal effect for 13h using a Stirling engine.