The Liverpool project will demonstrate LightSail's Regenerative Air Energy Storage (RAES) technology and Unify's Grid-Level Advanced System Software (GLASS). The storage system will be located in the Innovacrop Demonstration Center, the re-purposed site of the former Bowater Mersey Paper Mill. The storage will be interconnected to the local distribution grid and act as a buffer to the output of a 4.7 MW wind farm consisting of two Enercon E-92 wind energy converters. Waste heat from a nearby industrial facility will be used to boost the efficiency of RAES.
This project is the first wind + RAES system ever developed, as well as the first RAES system integrated with an industrial waste heat source. It will also be the first grid interconnected energy storage system in Nova Scotia.