Another energy storage technology that we would like to share with you today is Flywheel.
Flywheel energy storage systems (FESS) use electric energy input which is stored in the form of kinetic energy or “energy of motion”. It is based on the motion of a spinning mass, called a rotor, which spins in an almost frictionless enclosure.
When short-term backup power is required because utility power fluctuates or is lost, the inertia allows the rotor to continue spinning and the resulting kinetic energy is converted to electricity.
Some of the key advantages of flywheel energy storage are low maintenance, long life, and negligible environmental impact. It’s a great technology that allows bridging the gap between short-term ride-through power and long-term energy storage with excellent cyclic and load-following characteristics!
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