German energy storage company STORNETIC recently presented its energy storage solution EnWheel® for wind farms at WindEnergy Hamburg fair.
EnWheel is entirely a mechanical energy storage system with no chemicals.
This solution allows wind farm operators to balance output fluctuations of their wind power plants over the long term.
STORNETIC managing director Dr Rainer vor dem Esche said: “The volatility of wind power will mean major challenges for wind farm operators in the future.
“Our storage machine EnWheel allows output peaks to be absorbed, thereby making the output of entire wind farms more even and predictable.”
The EnWheel is able to absorb load changes within milliseconds. The system is designed for more than 100,000 load change cycles and maintain their full capacity over their entire lifecycle.