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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"We believe that ARES is an integral part of state and national energy policy, not only in the US, but around the globe, because increasingly, we believe that nations will make a renewed commitment to very high levels of renewable power. ARES gives us a tool that system planners and engineers can put in their tool kit to enable those high levels of renewables while maintaining the reliability and safety of the grid."James Kelly