Renewable energy generation is often inconsistent. Large-scale energy storage is required to provide solutions for continuous energy supply. SaltX´s innovation, built with nanocoated salt technology, is a circular thermal energy storage solution that provides peak shifting to energy grid providers, industrial and commercial customers.
Store excess heat
Two major advantages of storing energy thermochemically in salt is high energy density and the possibility to release heat at very high temperatures. It enables the industry to store excess heat energy that would otherwise be wasted. The energy can then be released when needed, increasing the overall energy efficiency of the plant.
Industries that are well suited for the technology are; steel, glass, and ceramics, just to name a few.
Combined heat and power systems
SaltX storage unit can store the excess electricity from the grid and release it as district heating and electricity, using the same infrastructure that is already in place. Enable your city to be powered by renewable energy and to have a safe supply of energy all seasons.
Green industry transition
Steam is essential for many industries, for instance the process and food industry. Today there are no good alternatives to store steam, mostly because you need pressurized tanks that are both expensive and require a high level of safety.
With EnerStore it is possible to store valley price electricity and release steam to the industry during peak hours.
Utilities, cities, heavy industries and process industries
EnerStore as a battery
SaltX thermochemical storage can be used as a large-scale electric battery. The technology is based on the Carnot Battery principle with one hot and one cold storage – connected to a heat pump and a heat engine.
The technology is competitive with lithium-ion battery installations in the large-scale segment, this is because of economies of scale, standard components in the system and the storage material itself.
Coal-fired power plants are history, but they can play an important role in the renewable future. The retiring coal power plants could see a new life as large-scale storage, by reusing existing grid connections, turbomachinery, silos and other infrastructure.
Utilities, cities, grid operators, wind & solar farms