The decentralization of energy grids, and the creation of more power storage within our existing distribution networks is a global imperative, as states, municipalities, sectors, organizations and individuals strive for greater energy independence and a lower carbon footprint.
The problem with electrical generation is that, until now, the electricity couldn’t be stored. With current sources of renewable energy – such as wind, geothermal, or hydroelectric – when the demand is low the generation capacity must be turned down. Think of a wind farm that has howling wind, however the windmills sit idle because there is no immediate use for the energy it could be creating.
Now, those same windmills could instead be using that unutilized sustainable electricity to power a FuelPositive onsite, containerized Green Ammonia production system. During periods of peak demand, even when there is no wind, the Green Ammonia stored on site can be combusted in turbines or converted in ammonia fuel cells to produce and distribute electricity to nearby consumers or used in standalone applications, such as fertilizer for farms.
We expect our grid storage solution to especially appeal to northern and remote communities that rely on propane or diesel to be shipped for fueling generators. With FuelPositive’s onsite, containerized Green Ammonia systems in place, a northern community could use solar panels that would benefit from long hours of sunlight in the summer, and store that electricity in the form of Green Ammonia until needed in the fall and winter when solar panels are not effective because of a lack of sunlight.