Air to Energy – Electricity Generation
The compressed Air Engine uses its reverse cycle mode to compress air and store in a tank or tanks, when required the air goes back through compressed air engine and is expanded to generate electricity.
MDI compressed air battery storage spans applications including premises such as
♦ industrial centres
♦ aggregations for virtual power plants
♦ micro grids using nodal or hub storage
♦ grid scale storage
♦ energy producers
♦ all industry and commercial applications
MDI batteries have many advantages over chemical batteries, including the latter’s
… current reputation for non-affordability for mass take up
… inability to economically scale
… reliance on subsidies
… dirty manufacture
… inconvenient discharge and recharge.
In addition chemical batteries have relatively
… high maintenance
… shorter lifecycle
… disposal requirements
… safety issues,
… unclean manufacturing footprint
… raw materials needed for manufacture.
The MDI range of products is the AirPower – spanning from small to large.
The following are AFL/MDI markets in Australasia and globally. MDI technology and products has many advantages and positive differentiations in these markets.
- Premises and singular applications: AFL markets include businesses, services, utilities, manufacturers, agriculture, mining, construction, shopping centre, remote, corporate, and consumer. Australia has the world’s largest solar base.
- Aggregated and virtual power plants: A huge future is decentralised storage, either with a central node or hub or aggregated across multiple premises forming a micro grid or virtual power plant. Australia leads the world in household solar per capital. Australia has one of the highest energy costs.
- Producers, utility and grid scale: In addition to government, producers of both fossil and renewable energy are integrating battery storage. South Australia is constructing the world’s largest battery storage, some three times second place.