KINEXT flywheel technology
Store large amounts of energy with an exceptionally short response time
KINEXT enables storage of large amounts of energy with an exceptionally short response time. Examples of industrial applications:
- Postpone or avoid upgrading an existing grid connection. KINEXT high power discharge and fast response time allows smoothing out peak demands from any machine or other type of electrical equipment, resulting in a lower power profile.
- Battery life time extension. Adding KINEXT flywheel technology to a battery system to maintain grid balance and stability, significantly reduces energy throughput and increases battery lifetime. Fast fluctuations in demand will be redirected from batteries to flywheels. This significantly reduces the number of requests as well as the load on the batteries.
- Electrification of a harbour crane. Hoisting a load demands a large peak power, that can be fully covered by KINEXT. On lowering a crane load, the resulting energy is stored in KINEXT, this energy is otherwise dissipated in load banks. The stored energy is reused to power the crane when hoisting the next load. This results in immediate and significant savings: lower grid demand or diesel consumption in diesel-electric cranes.
- Support of gas engines. Gas engines can run into trouble in case of sudden shifts in power demand due to limitations in the engines’ ramp rate. In such cases, adding KINEXT is a robust power solution, its very short response time can follow the steep ramp rates of any process. The additional power provided by KINEXT helps to prevent generator trips and offers the start-up power for the gas engine.
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