Companies ranging from Tesla to AES Energy Storage are seeking to prove cost-effectiveness for applications ranging from short-duration grid frequency regulation and building demand management, to multi-hour energy shifting to support a more renewables-rich energy system.
Despite the millions raised and aspirational language that abounds at this Berkeley-based startup, this is the second round of layoffs at the firm in two years.
LightSail laid off a small number of employees last year, and has missed its initial commercial launch timeline, so it has some catching up to do to prove it has a feasible alternative.
Laura Franceschini is now program manager for data center sustainability at Google. Wellinghoff most recently served as a partner at the law firm Stoel Rives. Wellinghoff can do in [Nevada], we certainly expect the former Chair to prove a key force in [maintaining] the status quo in other jurisdictions nationally.
LightSail says its use of spun carbon-fiber tanks has allowed it to solve the cost problems faced by SustainX, which was using traditional steel tanks. It is setting up projects in the region to establish that the technology can work in cold climates.
But in another sense, LightSail is in common cause with other energy storage technologies seeking to allow renewable energy to grow to scale, Fong said. When the captured pressurized air is released back through the system, the heated water is re-infused into it, allowing that heated air to return more energy.
LightSail has two field projects announced to date -- a California Energy Commission-funded project to store solar power at a Ventura County naval base, and a Nova Scotia, Canada-based project to store energy from a wind turbine. Multi-stage embodiments featuring internal combustion in low pressure stages, may be particularly suited for placement in vehicles.
It solves a classic problem in renewable energy: Where the stored supply of compressed air is depleted, the energy storage device may continue to supply electricity on demand through operation as a heat engine, with the compressor being driven directly e.
She dropped out of the Nova Scotia public school system at age 12 to enter Dalhousie. Greg Fong explained that it is difficult to use the air-water mixture in cold environments, and that has brought the company to Atlantic Canada.
An expansion system utilizes external combustion of its residual warm exhaust air, in order to heat incoming compressed air. Wind power works only when the wind is blowing, solar only when the sun shines. Fong laughed it off -- energy storage was the prime directive of the company. When the captured pressurized air is released back through the system, the heated water is re-infused into it, allowing that heated air to return more energy.
Many storage systems rely on compressed air, which can be released during down-times to produce electricity; however, the compression process creates heat, a form of energy that is mostly lost. LightSail is establishing collaborations with Dalhousie UniversityMemorial University and University of New Brunswickwhich would be providing in-kind services to the company for this initial project.
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