US flywheel company Amber Kinetics has appointed Wei-Tai Kwok as chief operating officer as it expands its senior executive team.
One of Kwok’s first responsibilities will be to establish the company’s first production-scale manufacturing plant— the details of which are still under wraps.
“Wei-Tai Kwok comes to us at an important time in our accelerating growth path,” commented Ed Chiao, the firm’s founder and CEO.
“Amber Kinetics continues to attract top talent who can help us achieve our goal of commercializing our cost-effective, breakthrough four-hour flywheel energy storage technology at prices that make our innovative storage solution more affordable than fossil fuels.
We are excited that Wei-Tai has joined us as we begin to serve global customers.”
Kwok said: “Coming from the solar energy industry I have been on the lookout for a viable, large-scale energy storage technology that can be tapped into when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing.
“For a 100% renewable energy future, which I believe we will achieve in our lifetimes, we must develop commercially viable, scalable, safe and low-cost energy storage solutions like the technology Amber Kinetics is innovating.”