The VIRTUE energy storage system allows for greater control and flexibility of electricity usage, providing an integrated energy management and micro-grid solution with smart grid control. The applications of energy storage enable business users and electricity grid operators to benefit from flexibility, lower energy costs and greater security of supply.
VIRTUE works by capturing the electricity produced by both renewable and non-renewable sources and storing it for discharge when required. The applications of energy storage solutions such as VIRTUE allows users to come off-grid and switch to stored electricity at a time most beneficial.
By using the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) capabilities of the VIRTUE energy storage system during peak DUoS and Triad tariff periods, users can switch to stored electricity generated during the cheaper tariff periods, therefore making savings on electricity costs, maximising revenues and eliminating operational risks.
Along with grid energy storage, VIRTUE is also able to enhance renewable sources by improving the reliability of renewable generation, maximising the benefits of wind and solar generation and in turn reducing the dependency on fossil fuels. It is forming an integral part in the future development of Smart Cities, driving the evolution to a smart, flexible energy system led by energy storage, Demand Side Response (DSR), smart networks and interconnection, resulting in lower energy costs, greater security of supply and the transition to a low carbon economy.
Applications of the VIRTUE energy storage solutions include:
VIRTUE is designed and manufactured to the highest recognised international standards, providing assurance that the solutions represent the most efficient and highest quality systems on the market.
In addition, with full R&D, design, engineering, manufacture and assembly facilities in-house individually tailored, bespoke systems can be adapted to tackle whatever challenges clients face.
Dr Alex Mardapittas, inventor of the VIRTUE energy storage solution and Managing Director of Powerstar, emphasises how electricity supply issues have become an increasingly common problem within the UK electricity network. Recent power failures at multiple airports highlight the dangers of unprotected supplies in a world reliant on technology. With modern advances in technology, increasing...