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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One of the best things about ARES technology is its low technical risk. Rail transport is an age old technology that has evolved into one of the most efficient modes of transportation ever devised. Its cost and performance are well known and commercially viable as an energy storage system when integrated with state-of-the-art automation, control and power systems.Matt Brown, ARES