Urban Electric Power: Big Batteries for the Big City

Urban Electric Power, a startup formed by researchers from the City University of New York (CUNY) Energy Institute, is taking breakthroughs in battery technology from the lab to the market. With industry and government funding, including a grant from ARPA-E, Urban Electric Power developed a zinc-nickel oxide battery electrolyte that circulates constantly, eliminating dendrite formation and preventing battery shortages. Their new challenge is to take this technology to the market, where they can scale up the batteries for reducing peak energy demand in urban areas and storing variable renewable electricity.

Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee, Founder, Urban Electric Power
Michael Shmukler, Systems Engineer, Urban Electric Power
Dr. Cheryl Martin, Acting Director, ARPA-E
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