RUBENIUS To Install Energy-Storage Devices On Mexico Border
Mexico President Felipe Calderon has announced his intention to support a project by RUBENIUS, a Dubai-based alternative energy and smart grid enabler, to provide energy storage to enable the use of renewable energy and manage the power grid more efficiently.
RUBENIUS has developed technology that utilizes NaS batteries, which are to be installed on a site in Mexicali. These batteries will be able to store energy generated at the site.
“There are many renewables in northern Mexico, including solar in Sonora and wind in Baja, but this can only be triggered if they have an energy-storage facility such as the one announced by RUBENIUS to be installed in our country,” says Calderon, adding that this will generate a real change in the electricity markets in both Mexico and in the U.S.
RUBENIUS also plans to pursue construction of energy-storage manufacturing operations. The new factory will be based in Baja California and is expected to create an additional 1,000 green jobs.
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