BEST (Bharat Energy Storage Technology)
A start-up company into High Density Energy Storage field headquarted in Andra Pradesh in Southern India. The Indian company is recognized for pioneering work in sustainable energy technologies and has announced plans to open the world’s first thermal battery plant, scheduled for inauguration in May 2019.
The jury’s motivation:
Energy storage is a crucial issue in order to be able to utilize the full potential of renewable but intermittent energy sources like wind and solar power.
Bharat Energy Storage Technology is nominated for their innovative energy storage and power generation technology, based on heated silicon and Stirling motors, which can be used to balance fluctuations in the grid.