1. Articles in category: Flywheel

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    1. To Store or Not to Store: That is the Question

      To Store or Not to Store: That is the Question
      Whenever energy storage is mentioned the majority of us think batteries, however from a United States grid perspective, pumped hydro is the incumbent technology, followed by compressed air (CAES) and then the relativity new grid storage concepts of flywheels and electrochemical batteries. This order of preference is also representative of the capital cost, high to low, and the flexibility of deployment low to high—which is the fundamental driver for the growth of large format batteries on the grid. Although the largest potential benefit for storage on the grid is peak load shifting, other benefits are also realized in the form of: load firming, voltage support, frequency regulation, ramp management, community storage and security of the grid.
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      Mentions: U.S.
    2. VYCON Discusses its Flywheel Benefits

      VYCON Discusses its Flywheel Benefits
      VYCON’s flywheel requires "15 minutes of maintenance annually and that is non-disruptive". Most flywheels are configured to provide 20 seconds of full load. Even when customers retain their batteries, battery hardening occurs because the flywheel removes most of the stress from the batteries for those 10-second-or-less disruptions. This extends the battery life and customers still have a choice in using batteries or not. VYCON’s flywheel has a 20-year use life.
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      Mentions: Vycon IEEE
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