QuinteQ flywheel

Technology information

By using the QuinteQ flywheel, high power peaks and dips can be absorbed in the short and long term. This means that a complete megawatt can be supplied in a few seconds. In peaks between seconds and an hour, this is a new promising technology. The system is made of lighter materials, which means it can be built compactly and used in containers. This makes the flywheel easy to transport to another location. It is magnetically mounted, so there is no wear on the shaft of the rotating wheel. This gives almost no losses. Because the flywheel can deliver and absorb power peaks in locations where it is difficult to expand the grid or install a permanent, large-scale solution, it gives the industry flexibility.

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Technology Readiness Level 6/9
Development Technology demonstration Mature / Proven

Interesting for

  • Owners and operators of fast charging plazas for electric buses, trucks with a larger grid connection.
  • Trams, metro and trains for absorbing braking energy and peak shaving.
  • Business areas or residential areas with their own generation and microgrid that need grid stabilization and peak shaving.
  • Operators of tower cranes, cranes at ports who want to recover energy and peakshaven.
  • Traders in energy who want to deliver larger assets quickly, especially on the imbalance market
Parameters

Pros and cons

  • 350,000 cycles
    The flywheel floats in a magnetic field, based on a superconducting crystal. This results in less wear, making the technology last longer.
  • Compact & robust
    The flywheel is made of light material, which means that the flywheel can be used in movable containers.
  • Innovative
    This technology is based on dozens of Boeing patents that are licensed worldwide by QuinteQ.
  • Economic
    Due to the above, the aircraft offers extremely low costs for energy storage, namely: €0.03 per Kilowatt hour Levelized cost of storage (LCOS).
  • Circular
    All materials are widely available and fully recyclable.
  • Specifically for high powers that need to be delivered or stored quickly.
  • 350,000 cycles
    The flywheel floats in a magnetic field, based on a superconducting crystal. This results in less wear, making the technology last longer.
  • Compact & robust
    The flywheel is made of light material, which means that the flywheel can be used in movable containers.
  • Innovative
    This technology is based on dozens of Boeing patents that are licensed worldwide by QuinteQ.
  • Economic
    Due to the above, the flywheel offers extremely low costs for energy storage, namely: €0.03 per Kilowatt hour Levelized cost of storage (LCOS).
  • Circular
    All materials are widely available and fully recyclable.
  • Specifically for high powers that need to be delivered or stored quickly.
  • Relatively less capacity
Specifications
  • Cycles The flywheel offers over 350,000 cycles, making it both an economical and sustainable alternative to 2018 regular 2019 battery systems.
  • Material The flywheel is made of carbon, instead of metal. This offers the possibility of a smaller and more manageable model, so that the flywheel can be used in movable containers.
  • Size The modular setup makes scaling up the system relatively easy to realize.
  • Cost €0.03 per Kilowatt hour Levelized cost of storage (LCOS).
  • Maintenance The flywheel floats in a magnetic field, based on a superconducting crystal. This results in less wear and tear, making the technology last longer.
  • Temperature Robust technology that can withstand colder and warmer environments.
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