All About ARES
Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
ARES produces no emissions; uses no fossil fuel; does not require water; creates no hazardous waste; requires no harmful extraction of materials; and can be cleanly decommissioned with no lasting impacts.
ARES energy storage facilities are scalable from a 10MW ancillary services installation up to a 2-3GW regional energy storage system.
Extensive Site Options
ARES sites are abundant in arid regions coincident with wind and solar resources — maximizing transmission resources by providing storage at the point of intermittent generation.
An ARES system operates at a constant high efficiency over its full range of power output regardless of discharge state.
Lower Capital Cost
ARES’ cost is approximately 60% of an equivalent power pumped - hydro facility.
Lower Operating Cost
ARES has the lowest annualized capacity cost per kW of comparable technologies.
Ridgeline Energy Storage System Animation
KGET TV 17
The ARES Vision
ARES - Addressing Grid Scale Storage
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Ancillary Services Facility
How Ares Uses Gravity to Store Excess Power
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"Energy and the environment are inextricably linked. How we get our energy, either through oil, gas, coal or renewables, like wind and solar, not only impacts our environment, but also impacts our quality of life and the future of our planet. ARES energy storage allows us to optimize the use of renewables, decrease our reliance on fossil fuels, reach our goals of environmental sustainability and ultimately reduce impacts that lead to climate change."- Francesca Cava