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Grid ApplicationsEnergy storage has often been referred to as the “Holy Grail” of updating electrical grids and reducing carbon emissions.  Power Tree’s flywheel energy storage technology is particularly well suited for many grid applications.

Wind and Solar Integration: Renewable resources, such as wind and solar, are intermittent, meaning they are not available all of the time.  When a cloud passes over the sun or the wind dies or blows too strongly, smooth power from these sources is interrupted.  A Power Tree energy storage system can alleviate these short term fluctuations. 

Frequency Regulation:  Frequency Regulation is used by grid operators to manage moment-to-moment imbalances in supply and demand. In contrast to chemical batteries, flywheels are particularly well suited for absorbing power and returning it to the grid in milliseconds to maintain grid stability and smooth power output.  This constant cycling has little effect on the mechanical nature of flywheels, but greatly reduces the lifespan of chemical batteries for this important grid function. 

Isolated Locations and Microgrids:  Microgrids utilizing renewable resources are experiencing tremendous growth around the world. The drivers behind this rising interest include: climate change-related extreme weather patterns which hamper incumbent grid reliability; decreasing costs of solar PV, CHP, and wind power; high cost of diesel fuel for onsite power; greater use of intermittent renewables, ability to withstand catastrophic grid failures; and customers seeking premium power reliability.

Typical locations and customers where microgrids are desirable:

  • Islands
  • Military Bases
  • Hospitals
  • Remote Communities
  • University Campuses
  • Prisons
  • Oil & Gas
  • Mining
  • Telecoms
  • Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • Data Centers

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