Jupiter, FL – Powerphase LLC has been issued patent number 8,863,519 by the United States Patent and Trademark office for “High Output Module CAES.” The technology promises to help existing combustion turbine power plants become green energy storage depots.
Named “FastLight,” the system miniaturizes the air storage component and then uses the combustion turbine to achieve 15 times more output for the same capital cost when compared to traditional CAES plants. The FastLight system is designed to work with combined cycle power plants, which are increasingly being used to balance renewable energy. By adding energy storage to combined cycle power plants, FastLight is able to store wind and solar power that would otherwise be wasted and deploy that power when it is needed the most.
FastLight systems are designed to charge and discharge twice per day, generating 15-20 MW per module for 4 hours. If deployed on several combined cycle power plants in California, FastLight can deliver enough grid scale power to meet the California grid energy storage mandate.
“The FastLight system is the world’s first air efficient CAES system. It reduces energy storage costs to a level not possible for batteries this decade,” said Bob Kraft, the inventor of the FastLight system. Kraft continued, “If we hope to add more renewable energy to the grid, cost effective, grid-scale energy storage is needed to ensure a reliable power supply. FastLight is ready for commercial installation now, at a price that makes sense for both power generators and ratepayers.”
FastLight systems have a 30 year useful life, further lowering life cycle costs compared to batteries that need to be disposed and replaced every 7-10 years. For more information on this technology visit www.powerphasellc.com or call 1-772-341-7566.
Contact: Jim Kraft