Annual report 2020
Azelio has a number of international partners that share the vision of improving the world’s energy supply through more effective, sustainable and reliable solutions. The companies and the organisations collaborate within research and development, production, installation, industrialisation, verification and business development. With various starting positions and orientations within renewable energy, this results in reciprocal trust. Azelio aims to add value for the company and its business partners in various local projects and for the partners to utilise each other’s expertise to create influence in different markets.
Masen (the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy) has been a strategic partner since 2016, and since 2018 Masen has also had a representative on Azelio’s Board of Directors. Masen, which is a state-controlled agency, is in charge of Morocco’s overall strategy for a sustainable energy mix. Masen contributes valuable knowledge of the solar energy market and plays a key role in Azelio’s research and development for thermal energy storage, industrialisation, verification and business development.
Masen provides Azelio with access to a large network of established companies and stakeholders in renewable energy, and to suppliers for local sourcing and production. Masen has a research and development platform in one of the world’s largest solar power plants, Ouarzazate Solar Power Station, with a capacity of 580 MW.
There has been a 13 kW pilot plant in Ouarzazate since 2016 and there have been two TES.POD® units there since 2019.
In 2019, Azelio entered into a research partnership agreement with Masdar and Khalifa University to run a pilot project for evaluation and demonstration of TES.POD® for inclusion in Masdar’s product portfolio. Masdar is a world-leading company in the development, installation and operation of renewable energy systems. The system was installed in Masdar City in late 2020 and will be commissioned during 2021.
Since 2018, the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (Masdar Institute) has been Azelio’s research partner for the development of thermal energy storage. Masdar Institute was founded in 2007 in cooperation with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as an independent non-profit research university focusing on advanced energy and sustainable technology. Masdar Institute is currently part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology.
Azelio has a number of international partners that share the vision of improving the world’s energy supply through more effective, sustainable and reliable solutions.
Azelio also collaborates with a series of production partners. A number of these play an active role in developing production processes and industrialising the solution.
In 2019, Azelio signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AQ Enclosure Systems of Sweden to work together to secure long-term production of Azelio’s energy storage system. The aim is that AQ Enclosure Systems will be a full-scale production partner that offers purchasing, assembly and logistics service. The first units manufactured under the agreement were delivered to Azelio’s verification project in Morocco at the end of 2019.
In 2020, Azelio and Stena Aluminium of Sweden entered into a partnership aimed at the completion of Azelio’s energy storage systems at Stena Aluminium. The energy storage systems will have their own production line at Stena Aluminium, where they will be filled with recovered liquid aluminium. This approach results in major energy savings and further strengthens TES.POD®’s climate profile.
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