Amber Kinetics and the Future in Energy Storage Systems

Amber Kinetics has found a clean and sustainable solution to the world’s energy crisis. While flywheels have been around for centuries, Amber Kinetics is the industry leader in manufacturing grid-scale kinetic energy with its breakthrough long-duration flywheel energy storage system.

What is a flywheel? A flywheel uses a rotating mass of steel connected to a dual-function electric motor to store and generate energy inside a vacuum. In addition, flywheels use mechanical bearings to support the rotor as it spins.

How does a flywheel work as an energy storage system? A flywheel can be described as a mechanical battery. First, the energy produced by wind or solar farms causes the flywheel to spin. Then, when no wind or solar power is available, the flywheel motor operates as a generator to produce electricity. As an energy storage system, flywheels are superior for their ability to be charged in milliseconds and the exponential increase in clean, renewable energy production.

Amber Kinetics’ unique technology provides safe, reliable, and 100% recyclable flywheels for harnessing solar and wind energy. Magnetic bearings allow flywheels to spin at high speeds without friction, reducing maintenance and removing the necessity of lubrication. Also, there is no need for HVAC with the all-steel flywheel design, and there is no hazard of fire or explosion. At the end of the flywheel’s life cycle, Amber Kinetics works with their clients to find solutions for recycling the components.

Flywheels have been in use for centuries. When people think of flywheels, they may think of pottery wheels or spindles, but they have become so much more than that. Flywheels are currently in use in electric vehicles with great success, and they are an integral part of the International Space Station’s design. Amber Kinetics has improved the standard flywheel with breakthrough technology that will make them a necessity for the future as an energy storage system.

Amber Kinetics is the only long-duration flywheel storage system producer, and they have had great success with over a decade of experience. Their unique flywheels are 100% recyclable, have a 95% efficiency, and have a 30-year design life. Other energy storage technologies may only provide electricity for a decade. In 2018, only 5% of the world’s energy was produced with wind or solar power, but flywheels will allow us to raise that percentage exponentially. Wind and solar power are not available 24/7, but the new flywheel technology will enable us to offer cleaner electricity for longer durations.

The company has tested its unique flywheel design across different countries with different terrains, and it’s the most sustainable energy storage system on the market. While hydropower or compressed air can work well in some areas, it just doesn’t produce the efficiency of the flywheel energy storage system. Amber Kinetics’ flywheel has a 95% efficiency and is proven to work in various climates (from -20C to 50C) and rugged terrain.

Amber Kinetics has the experience and the technology to provide the world with the best flywheel energy storage systems. With 13 years of experience in different countries with different energy needs, they are the leader in the high-power density technology of the future. So far, they have produced over 70 MWh with no gas emission, no hazardous waste, and no degradation.

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