All over Europe, large-scale photovoltaic (PV) projects and wind farms are being developed, with expansion targets more than doubling countries’ peak demands. At the same time, industrial manufacturers are desperately seeking ways to decarbonize their process steam. But heat pumps don’t work for temperatures >200°, geothermal energy is rarely available and the availability of sustainable biomass/biogas is very limited.
PowerNest_Steam is the missing link and tackles this dilemma by storing excess electricity and making it available on demand for steam production. This reduces plant operating costs, creates new revenue streams and enables 24/7 renewable energy supply, all as part of an integrated waste to energy solution.
Energy storage is at the heart of the energy transition – powering the move to a renewable future for global industry and ending fossil fuel dependency. Our energy storage solutions help customers across the entire energy system to maximize the value of their energy – from renewable and conventional power producers to industrial energy consumers.
(1) Low-cost otherwise curtailed volatile renewable electricity (directly from PV or wind, or from grid) is converted to heat by heating up thermal oil in resistive heater to charge the ThermalBatteryTM
(2) Heat is stored at minimal losses in the ThermalBatteryTM
(3) The ThermalBatteryTM is discharged to the steam generator to supply steam on demand
Replacing fossil fuel based generation by electrifying industrial processes with renewable power speeds up your decarbonization and unlocks valuable cost savings. Store low-cost renewable excess power during off-peak hours and transform it into high grade process heat or steam on demand with power-to-x.
Creating access to waste heat from industrial processes and re-using it on demand has a massive impact on global energy efficiency. Our energy storage captures and stores excess heat to provide affordable energy on demand for energy-intensive industries – bringing major cost and efficiency savings.
Industrial operations have back-up solutions to manage under-supply and volatility of heat, and heat dumping mechanisms in case of over-supply. Our energy storage captures and stores excess steam, allowing it to be re-used in existing production cycles – increasing the security of steam supply and ultimately decreasing operating costs.
Thermal energy storage provides affordable, reliable and cost-efficient energy storage technology for industrial processes and CSP/CST plants. With plug and play integration, it enables 24/7 power, heat or steam supply ‒ providing a cost-competitive storage solution compared to molten-salt.
Together with our strong network of partners we deliver our solutions as turn-key systems, as build-own-operate, or simply adjust the ThermalBatteryTM as hardware ‒ entirely according to your needs.