Energy storage provider Allye has secured its first paying customer in the form of smart aircraft charging network AeroVolt.
The company’s MAX system will be installed and deployed at Dunkeswell Aerodrome in Devon to provide ‘buffer storage’ for electric vehicle and electric aircraft charging.
Allye solves for one of the major problems with the roll out of electric charging infrastructure, specifically the connection time and power availability from the grid. By reducing grid connection costs and increasing efficiencies, its battery energy storage system (BESS) will speed up the deployment of AeroVolt’s smart aircraft charging network.
The deployment of the MAX validates Allye’s unique ‘energy storage as a service’ (ESaaS) business model, significantly reducing capital investment for AeroVolt without the need to upgrade the grid.
Initially the MAX ensures a simpler installation while providing the higher power required for EV charging from its unique technology using repurposed electric vehicle batteries. Through Allye’s smart energy management software, the MAX provides cleaner, cheaper energy through smart arbitrage to reduce electricity bills by up to 50%.
The two companies will pilot the Max at Dunkeswell for an initial six-month period and explore further cooperation to install the MAX smart BESS at AeroVolt’s current and future smart aircraft charging network sites across the UK, wherever grid constraints exist.
Jonathan Carrier, CEO and Co-Founder of Allye, said: “This is a significant milestone for Allye since we started our journey in March 2023. It underscores our hard work to date and reinforces our motivation to be the Allye of the energy transition, no matter what use case for our smart battery systems. The fact that the Max is being used on such an energy intense sector as electric air travel proves how robust our technology is, and how versatile too.”
Alan Kingsley-Dobson, COO and Co-Founder. of AeroVolt commented: “We had been discussing installations with Aerodromes that simply did not have a sufficient grid connection for the AeroVolt Charger, and was quoted hundreds of thousands to upgrade.
“We saw Allye featured on the Fully Charged show and realised they had the solution we needed. This is a big step, an important step, indeed a world first. We are super charged to be partnered with Allye and believe this is just the beginning of a truly exciting story.’’
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