THE HIGHER POWER LONGER LIFE OF FLYWHEELS, UPGRADED FOR GRID AND INDUSTRY BY INDUSTRIAL POWER RESPONSE.
Industrial Power Response use a flywheel as the core energy storage - flywheels store kinetic energy in a rotating mass converting to electricity with a motor and drive. Flywheels are an established category of energy storage typically offering high power densities, ultra-long life and suited to rapid charging/discharging under heavy loads.
Industrial Power Response’s technology was originated to deliver the next generation of flywheel technology – bringing the recognised performance benefits of flywheels, with added performance advantages and commercial advantages demanded by industrial electrification and grid modernisation.
LOWER TOTAL COST
Lower capital cost than batteries per kW - flywheels have higher power density
Lower replacement costs than rival technologies - flywheels have 20-year plus life in the most demanding duty cycles (1000+ cycles per day)
Lower ancillaries cost - flywheels required less cooling, less footprint and aftercare maintenance associated with chemical storage.
High power delivered quickly - flywheels can deliver 100s kW almost instantly, rival technologies have to be over-sized and over-priced to do what a flywheel is designed for.
True heavy duty cycles - flywheels can deliver 1000+ cycles per day whereas rival technologies are over-sized (and price) to perform (e.g. 6000 cycles lifespan for some lithium-ion).
Absolute certainty on availability - unlike a battery where power / energy available is an estimate, flywheels can report absolute power and energy availability plus can be designed for low MTBF and n+1 redundancy.
REDUCED ENVIRONMENTAL COST
Reduced disposal costs - the ultra long life of flywheels removes the disposal cost and headaches of chemical batteries.
Low cost second life - flywheels can be refurbished to secure the same performance at a lower cost.
Low disposal costs - flywheel components can often be taken into the main recycling systems avoiding the cost of toxic materials with chemical storage.