Electricity storage, as a technological development, appears in response to a necessity to synchronize supply and demand of a commodity that without these storage systems would have to be generated and consumed instantaneously.
The balance between supply and demand of electricity is increasingly fragile due to the contribution of intermittent electricity generation affected by weather effects which are independent of consumption.
While electricity distribution and transmission move electricity over distances from generating power stations to end users, electricity storage can move electricity through time, providing it when and where it is needed.
Electricity storage is a technical necessity to match timing of supply and demand:
Electricity storage is a reliable alternative for electricity supply and an economic opportunity as it allows higher profits from the electricity market volatility or less costs induced by electricity consumption.
Electricity can be stored in different ways: mechanical, electrochemical, electrostatic/magnetic and chemical. Among the different electrochemical systems, the one which provides a more interesting mix of lifecycle, security/environmental rating, efficiency and cost level is the Vanadium Redox.
KERN has developed a unique electricity storage system (HydraRedox) based on a radically new concept of the Vanadium Redox technology. This technology overcomes the shortcomings and limitations of the conventional Redox technology through a unique design of single cells and other technical innovations.
This new technology (HydraRedox) represents a significant increase in efficiency, reliability and life of storage with lower Capex:
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KERN develops “turnkey” projects for systems of a wide range of power (from 5 kW to 50 MW) and energy capacity (from 1 to 24 hours).
KERN offers a wide range of services in this field:
1.- Engineering and projects, including:
2.- Projects management, including:
Electricity storage with HydraRedox technology can be used in a wide range of applications, including:
In general, this technology has a growing interest and high potential in sectors such as renewable energy, electricity (generation and distribution/transmission), telecommunications, railway, agriculture, healthcare and industry.
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