What Is a Flywheel Energy Storage System (FESS)?
FESS are a form of rechargeable energy storage by taking advantage of inherent kinetic and reactive energy easily created and stored in a spinning high mass electric machine with a compound copper winding to produce electricity.
FESS have long held promise as a sustainable energy source, but significant disadvantages have kept them from being widely used in the past as a long term energy storge medium.
Through extensive research and development, Flywheel Energy Systems has helped deliver on this promise by improving upon previous flywheel designs. By bringing a new combination of existing Common Off The Shelf (COTS) hardware, innovative engineering, and integration to provide the low maintenance of a standard electric motor at a lower cost in record time.
Environmentally friendly from beginning to end.
By taking full advantage of the circular economy, the FESS systems are made copper, steel, Iron and Aluminum all of which are 100% recyclable. The reality of this new concept is, you could literally mine our landfills to provide all the raw materials to make the flywheels, as no exotic minerals are mined in a faraway land….
Flywheel Energy Systems are positioned to satisfy market demand for a more efficient, cost-effective means of energy storage. Focus on localized storage at the point of consumption rather than distribution of energy is more cost effective and a much faster to implement. Low cost energy from the existing grid during off peak demand times, at night where rates are low would allow for utilization of the existing power grid.
Flywheel Energy Systems can also be used to collect energy from a traditional electrical grid, allowing facilities access to back-up power during outages caused by extreme weather. Furthermore, Flywheel Energy Systems control costs by collecting power from the electrical grid when rates are lower and storing it for later use during peak consumption times when rates are higher.
The Electrical Grid problem. We have a consumption problem of greater demand during parts of the day at homes and businesses. By installing FESS closer to the point of consumption, the undersized electrical distribution system no longer becomes is the issue
- 125KW output in both 73 and 225 KWH versions
- 240/480VAC @250/124A(73KW) or 938/469A(225KW)3 PH
- 800/1600 VDC @250/124A(73KW) or 938/469A(225KW)
- NEMA 4 high reflective white
- Electric Motor Generator (EMG) by Adventech
- 60” SQ. base X 34 wide /73” tall with EMG
- 11,400/15,600 LBS
- Motor and generator are fully recyclable
- Made in USA with domestic and imported products
- Uses no exotic material
- EMG is field upgradeable 480 – 2000V
- Competent motor shop can service
- Multiple units can be paralleled
- Ceramic hybrid bearings for long life
- Internet enabled control and metering
- Conforms to SunSpec IEEE 2030.5
- 25-year service life, 10-year warranty
- Easy to recycle
Typical electrical motors and Alternators have a continuous life of 25 years. By employing built in predictive maintenance tools to the units, expensive repairs and unplanned unit failures can be avoided.
The 73-225 KWH Flywheel is added to a standard vertical turbine motor allow for a simpler approach to maintenance and upgradeability over time. Off the shelf bearings, seals, and vacuum pump.
The flywheel system and components are US made in Florida, California and Alabama.
No exotic material is used in the construction of these units. Good old-fashioned Steel and Copper are the primary components to allow for reuse in the circular economy.
Electrical Motor Generator:
1.Grid tied or standalone
2.30 HP 3 PH motor winding
3.Generator and Inverter or rectifier provide voltage selectable:
a. 240/480 VAC STD with optional ATS
b. 800/1500 VDC STD
4.Available in AC grid tied Model A, as well as rectified DC for battery only configurations
Your local motor repair shop can service our flywheel energy systems as they are built around the time proven mechanics of standard electric motors.