“Flywheels Can Bridge The Gap Between Short-Term Ride And Long-Term Energy Storage”, says Visiongain report

05 September 2019

Visiongain’s new report the Flywheel Energy Storage Systems Market Report 2019-2029: Forecasts by End-Users (Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), Distributed Energy Generation, Transport, Data Centers, Others), by Applications (Electric Energy Time Shift, Load Following, Transmission And Distribution Upgrade Deferral, Time of Use Energy Cost Management, Electric Service Reliability, Electric Service Power Quality, Renewables Energy Time Shift, Renewable Capacity Firming), by Materials (Steel, Alloy, Titanium, Composites, Other Materials) Plus Leading Company Analysis and Regional and Leading National Market Analysis

Flywheels Can Bridge The Gap Between Short-Term Ride And Long-Term Energy Storage

Flywheels can bridge the gap with outstanding cyclic and load following features between short-term ride-through power and long-term energy storage.  Users of high-speed flywheels typically have to choose between two rim kinds: strong steel or composite carbon.  The rim material selection will determine the price, weight, size and efficiency of the scheme.  Composite rims are both lighter and stronger than steel, which means rotational speeds can be much greater.  The amount of energy that can be stored in a flywheel is a function of the RPM square making it desirable to have higher rotational speeds.

Growing industrial and commercial industries, strong reliance on digital equipment, and automation technologies have led to increasing demand for UPS systems

UPS, especially from the business industry, is expected to be driven by increasing demand for energy backup. Growing industrial and commercial industries, strong reliance on digital equipment, and automation technologies have led to increasing demand for UPS systems. Distributed generation of energy includes power generation at the consumption site. It eliminates power generation costs, inefficiencies, and complexities. The segment retained the market share in 2018 at 28.86 percent in terms of income. Data center, which is used centrally in a company to store big quantities of information, uses flywheel to produce uninterrupted power supply. Flywheels can be recharged rapidly after use compared to batteries, can be more effective for apps in excess of 500 KW and have a longer life. As regards capability, the data center is anticipated to grow over the forecast period at a reasonable CAGR of 7.8 percent. The growing business industry, which requires constant electricity supply, gives the market momentum.

Flywheel applications range from large-scale to customer-level electrical grid apps to small-scale apps

Flywheel applications range from large-scale to customer-level electrical grid apps to small-scale apps. By arranging flywheels in banks, instead of using big machines, a high energy and capability is achieved. For a brief period, for example, 100 s of kW/10 s of seconds, when frequent load-discharge cycles are engaged, the finest and most appropriate applications of flywheels fall in high-power fields. Power quality such as frequency and voltage regulation, pulsed military power applications, space craft attitude control, UPS, load levelling, hybrid and electric cars, and energy storage apps are the most popular applications. As part of energy storage applications, flywheels perform storage applications both at the grid, as well as at the customer level.

New, Innovative Designs Based On Steel Overcome The Concern About Safety For Highly Stressed Rotors

Although the flywheel is one of the earliest forms of energy storage, it has only recently become available for compact, reliable, low maintenance flywheels. The figures generated were low and the use and production of more exotic products, such as carbon fiber composites, kept the costs approximately five times higher than steel flywheels. New, innovative steel-based designs overcome the safety concerns of extremely stressed rotors that can now function at much greater tip speeds than monolithic steel rotors were deemed safe. Steel has the advantage that the material and processing paths are well known and understood to the already existing supply base for low-cost production at all critical batch scales from 10s to 1000s. Steel is readily recyclable compared to batteries, although recycling will not be necessary for centuries given the efficient infinite calendar life and cycle life of many ten thousand people

Leading Regional & National Analysis

The market in North America is defined by increasing demand for UPS devices

Due to elevated demand for power storage devices and uninterrupted power supply, especially from the business industry, North America resulted the flywheel energy storage market in 2018. The market in North America is defined by increasing demand for UPS devices in order to preserve a continuous power supply for business and industrial applications. Likewise, increased demand for data centers to store big quantities of data has led to regional development.

Europe was the second biggest national power segment with a market share of 8.97 percent in 2018. Germany, United Kingdom and Italy are the region's largest energy storage markets. Growing automotive industry is anticipated to drive regional development over the forecast period, especially in nations such as Germany and Italy. The significance of energy storage schemes in Asia Pacific has risen with frequent power cuts, which is supposed to drive demand for UPS and data centers. Over the forecast period, the region is expected to develop considerably.

Leading Players

Temporal Power Ltd
Rotonix USA, Inc.
Pentadyne Power Corporation
Active Power, Inc.
Amber Kinetics, Inc.
Beacon Power, LLC
Calnetix Technologies, LLC
Piller Group GmbH
Power Tree

The comprehensive report offers market estimation and forecast for the period ranging 2019 – 2029 for leading national markets and rest of the world. Moreover, the report contains dedicated leading companies covering 10 leading producers in the field of advanced energy storage systems.

The majority of facilities on the market are Active Power; Amber Kinetics, Inc.; Beacon Power, LLC; and Calnetix Technologies, LLC. Through the introduction of countless growth policies, these businesses concentrate on optimum company development. Some of the main producers are exploring fresh markets, increasing their presence in developing economies including India, Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia,

The Flywheel Energy Storage Systems Market Report 2019-2029 report will be of value to anyone who wants to better understand the energy storage market and its various segments. It will be useful for businesses who wish to better comprehend the part of the market they are already involved in, or those wishing to enter or expand into a different regional or technical part of the energy industry.

Notes for Editors
If you are interested in a more detailed overview of this report, please send an e-mail to sara.peerun@visiongain.com or call her on +44 (0) 207 336 6100.

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