EPIC is pleased to announce research partnership with ZapGo, Inc. Founded in Oxford, England, ZapGo has recently located its US office to Charlotte, NC, joining hundreds of other energy-related companies in the Charlotte region. ZapGo leads the way in ultra-fast sub-five-minute charging with its Carbon-Ion (C-Ion) cells that can replace slow-charging lithium-ion batteries.
UNC Charlotte is providing engineering expertise leading to the first large-format grid-tied energy storage system based exclusively on C-Ion cells with Parker Hannifin's Energy Grid Tie Division as the system integrator. Parker Hannifin brings their field-proven power conversion technology to the project. EPIC will also work closely with Duke Energy to test the system at their Mount Holly Microgrid Research Center to confirm its easy integration into a utility distribution network. This work is led by Dr. Mike Mazzola and Dr. Madhav Manjrekar.