The Next Frontier in Energy Storage

Companies and utilities are looking for solutions to bridge the gap between traditional energy generation, renewables and battery-based energy storage.  Amber Kinetics is the world’s first and only long-duration flywheel flexible and rugged enough to meet the challenge.

The Amber Kinetics flywheel is the first commercialized four-hour discharge, long-duration KESS solution powered by advanced technology that stores 32 kWh of energy in a two-ton steel rotor. Individual flywheels can be scaled up to tens or even hundreds of megawatts. Amber Kinetics has engineered a flywheel to meet the energy storage needs of the modern grid—at a lower cost and higher efficiency than gas-peaker plants or pumped hydro.

Capacity/Demand Reduction

Energy Arbitrage

Ancillary Services

Utility and Commercial Applications

T&D Deferral

Solar + Storage

Energy Firming

Advantages over chemical batteries:

  • >86% round trip efficiency (DC)
  • No daily cycling limitations
  • No degradation over time
  • No HVAC required
  • Operates in hot and cold environments (-20C to 50C)
  • Fast response time (<1 second)
  • Recyclable all-steel design
  • Safe & reliable–no fire hazard
  • Lower O&M cost
  • 30-year design life
  • 10-year manufacturer warranty

Key benefits:

  • No degradation allows for unlimited daily cycling
  • High modularity equates to high availability at site level
  • Low O&M cost drives excellent financial performance

Future-Proof Your Energy Investment

Amber Kinetics is one example of how companies are leveraging the economics of energy storage in Hawaii to deploy their technology for the first time in a commercial setting.”

Dawn Lippert / CEO, Elemental Excelerator