VIDEO: Watch PBS NOVA host David Pogue as he explores flywheel energy storage with Amber Kinetics’ co-founder Dr. Seth Sanders. Aired Feb-1-2017.
VIDEO: Learn How a Flywheel Works
Introducing the world’s first four-hour flywheel energy storage system for utility-scale applications.
Flywheels are a mature technology with millions of accumulated operating hours across a wide range of commercial and utility applications. Founded in 2009, Amber Kinetics has developed breakthrough technology which extends the duration and efficiency of flywheels from minutes to four hours, resulting in safe, economical and reliable energy storage for the following utility-scale applications:
- 4-Hour Flexible Resource Adequacy
- Load-Shifting / Peak-Shaving
- Ancillary Services such as Frequency Regulation
- Renewable Firming
- Spinning Reserve
The Wall Street Journal looked beyond batteries and found Amber Kinetics. The article describes how Amber Kinetics' technology uses an electric motor to turn a steel rotor spinning at thousands of rotations a minute to store energy in a continuous motion, then uses...read more
Shifts Load in Cost Effective Manner An independent study released this week by California’s Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council (ETCC) concludes that Amber Kinetics’ four-hour discharge duration flywheel storage technology (FES) effectively shifts load in a...read more
Amber Kinetics was featured in a Science Friday segment on NPR radio entitled, "Booting up the Search for Better Batteries." Host Ira Flatow interviewed Yahoo Finance tech columnist David Pogue who discussed what he learned while doing research for his NOVA...read more