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Thursday, November 19 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ecoult: An International Success Story

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Ecoult is an entrepreneurial company that has created a revolutionary energy storage system. Jason will provide a history of Ecoult,a description of the relationship between Ecoult and its parent company, East Penn, an overview of the unique Ecoult technology and of its applications of the technology. Ecoult batteries are part of a small microgrid located in the automation lab in the Gaige building at Penn State Berks. Jason will provide a specific explanation of how the Ecoult batteries are work in the microgrid. The Ecoult developed a revolutionary battery storage system featuring brand new technology invented and incubated by the CSIRO in Australia. The new venture will change the role solar and wind energy play in the electricity market by smoothing the volatility of renewable power, and allowing it to be integrated seamlessly into the grid.

This project is supported by corporate, government and research partners around the world, including United States-based parent East Penn Manufacturing, who produce the UltraBattery®. In Australia, Ecoult’s research partnership with CSIRO is maximising the potential of the storage energy system via smart algorithms that can analyze weather pattern history to prepare the storage system in advance for predicted weather conditions. In Japan, a technology alliance was formed with Furukawa Battery who worked with the CSIRO to the development of the UltraBattery® solution. In 2013 Ecoult was chosen as one of the world’s top 100 private companies in clean technology, having been named in the Cleantech Group’s prestigious 2013 Global Cleantech 100.
 This presentation is part of ENGR  310


James Laurie

Instructor of Business


Jason Hoffman

Jason Hoffman is a senior engineer with Ecoult where he has worked for three years. Jason earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell and a Masters in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Power Systems and Control from Penn State. Prior to Ecoult Jason has worked for a battery start up, and wind energy company, and for an electric utility.

Thursday November 19, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
246 Gaige Buliding Penn State Berks

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