Teraloop has evolved the flywheel concept, paving the way for a large scale, high energy, kinetic storage system.
Teraloop is revolutionizing the world of energy storage, with an innovative and patented configuration of existing, proven technologies: MAGLEV, flywheels and brushless electric motors.
Our system consists of a large scale magnetically levitated rotor, which is charged and accelerated when surplus energy is available, then discharges into the grid when the energy is needed. The system will operate underground, presenting a minimal visual and environmental footprint.
Deploying Teraloop’s technology would give a fast response system capable of scaling to high power; this would provide an effective solution to many medium to large scale storage applications whilst also helping to reduce the problems of grid congestion and volatility arising from high levels of variable renewable sources in the energy mix.
Our initial target market is co-located storage for high capacity wind or solar PV installations; this market is not adequately served by existing technologies.
More power, more capacity.
Teraloop’s technology is inherently a large-scale storage system, operating beyond the power and energy range of typical battery technologies. Our addressable market extends beyond these technologies and will complement their place in the utility and service operator industries.
Teraloop is commercializing technology for energy storage facilities of two distinct configurations: >10MW for co-located applications with renewable energy arrays, as well as 100MW for utility applications. These headline figures make it a strong candidate for the breakthrough technology much sought after by governmental policy ambitions and industries around the globe.
In conjunction with our supply partners and with the support of Yaskawa Electric Corporation, Teraloop is completing the construction of a part-scale prototype in order to demonstrate the characteristics of the system and prove the design for scaling to higher energy capacities.
The prototype will also be integrated into a grid environment in order to perform ancillary services and to produce demand response data for the operator.