Amber Kinetics, a manufacturer of grid-scale kinetic energy storage systems (KESS) will complete its second manufacturing plant in the country by year-end, expanding its production capacity by more than double. Its first firm facility in the First Philippine Industrial Park in Sto. Tomas, Batangas currently manufactures 600 to 700 units of flywheel energy storage in a year.
In a briefing, Amber Kinetics’ Philippines director for business development Roberto Kanapi said the new manufacturing line for its flywheel technology will increase the company’s capacity to produce 1,800 to 2,000 KESS annually. A flywheel technology energy storage system is a mechanical battery that stores energy in the form of kinetic energy. Unlike the others, flywheel technology has no degradation in capacity, does not emit hazardous materials, and has a longer life span of 30 years.
The new line is expected to cater to the huge demands from Australia, as well as the increasing demand in the country. The Philippine market is becoming a potential market for energy storage systems as it targets to increase the share of renewable energy in its energy mix to 35% by 2030 and 50% by 2040.
(Source: Philippine News Agency)