Both the firms will collaborate on a project to unveil the Princeton Power Systems DRI-10 in a fully functioning microgrid at Aquion’s Systems Integration Laboratory (SIL).

The project, which is due to be carried out at the SIL later this summer, will feature 14 of Aquion’s M-Line modules being charged and discharged by a DRI-10 in both grid interactive and islanding modes.

Princeton Power Systems’ UL 1741 listed DRI-10 has a E-quad power flow design combined with divided-phase electrical connections and islanding capability that can be used for applications like hybrid solar systems, wind with storage and electric vehicle charging.

The DRI-10 bidirectional 4-port inverter can be used in several advanced energy applications.

Aquion Energy’s M-Line modules deliver sustainable results in a cost-effective battery system based on the company’s Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) technology.

The 19.2kWh M100 module system features 12 Aquion S-Line Battery Stacks in a parallel configuration.

Princeton Power Systems co-founder and chief strategy officer Darren Hammell said, "We are confident that the combination of our DRI-10 and Aquion’s AHI storage system will serve as a powerful platform to demonstrate a commercially available and robust microgrid solution."

Aquion Energy vice president for product & corporate strategy Ted Wiley said the company selected the DRI-10 due to its capability and functionality in renewable powered microgrids both on and off the grid.

"Aquion has several similar microgrid systems planned for deployment around the world in the coming quarters," Wiley added.