United Technologies Corp.‘s research arm has received an R&D 100 Award for developing a flow-battery system for electrical energy storage applications.
The United Technologies Research Center accepted the award from R&D Magazine, which recognizes the 100 most innovative technologies introduced into the marketplace during the past year, UTC said Thursday.
“It is gratifying to see a UTRC breakthrough concept publicly lauded through a respected industry forum that has served research scientists, engineers and laboratory technical staff around the world for more than 50 years,” said David Parekh, UTRC vice president of research and director.
PureStorage is designed to provide backup power in the event of an outage and convert solar and wind energy into a regular power source.
The platform can be re-sized for grid-scale applications and customized to meet customers’ power output and energy capacity requirements, UTC says.