Solutions in Development

The TESS-IND 10MWh+ has a compact design for industries and residential developments requiring reliable electricity and heat energy on demand.

The recovered energy can be substantially higher than the nominal capacity, for example, a 10MWh (latent heat) TESS could supply as much as 25MWh from its ERS in CHP mode.

New funds raised by the IPO will be used to construct and commission TESS-IND storage devices at sites including a poultry processing facility and a packaging manufacturer.

The GAS-TESS 10MWh+ is designed to burn waste gas and store the energy for recovery as electricity and heat for waste management utilities and entities requiring efficient waste gas and biogas disposal and flexible energy supply.

The first unit will be commissioned at the SA Water Glenelg Waste Water Treatment Plant in the second half of 2018.

The TESS-GRID 200MWh+ is designed to store bulk energy at very high current flows and supply electricity and heat for long periods. The device is aimed at providing energy security in electricity markets with substantial renewable generation.

The 10MWh+ TESS-Steam is designed for industries with a very high demand for heat compared to electricity. It is a very high efficiency steam generator to replace gas or other energy sources.

 

The 1GWh+ TESS-GRID Integrated Concept 

Five connected 200MWh modules provide 1,000MWh (1GWh) of energy storage as part of an integrated solution for reliable renewable supply.

  • Connected to a large renewable farm directly or through an electricity network.
  • An industrial park with industries requiring process heat – greenhouse food producers, abattoirs or packaging manufacturers.

The Prototype Thermal Energy Storage System (TESS) was commissioned in September 2016. The prototype is used as a test bed for refining our technology to ensure scalability and durability for the larger TESS-IND and TESS-GRID units.

The energy recovery system originally tested was a ‘Stirling’ motor, but this has been replaced by an externally gas fired turbine, both of which have operated successfully – highlighting the flexibility of our system.