Since the invention of the potter’s wheel, flywheels have helped smooth the flow of energy in machines. Over time, more modern devices have found their way into some buses, trains, cranes, and automobiles, typically in the form of regenerative braking. In these cases otherwise wasted energy, say from a vehicle decelerating or stopping, is captured […]
Amber Kinetics, developer of the first commercially available four-hour duration flywheel energy storage technology, and Enel, one of the world’s leading integrated utilities with a presence in more than 30 countries across five continents, have signed a two-year agreement to cooperate on jointly assessing Amber Kinetics’ innovative technology and to explore the possible development of […]
Fire Island is a small island near the top of Cook Inlet in the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska. While it once served as an Air Force station, the island now sits vacant other than a private FAA aviation airfield and a wind farm. The 11-turbine, 17.6-MW wind farm, built by Fire Island Wind LLC in […]
Amber’s innovative steel flywheel is a multi-hour energy storage system capable of charging and discharging electricity for multiple duty cycles per day.
STORNETIC is presenting a new energy storage system for wind farms. The German technology company’s flywheel energy storage solution lets wind-farm operators balance output fluctuations at their wind site long term. “The volatility of wind power will mean major challenges for wind-farm operators in the future” explains STORNETIC Managing Director Dr Rainer vor dem Esche. “Our storage machine EnWheel allows […]