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Minister Fast Tours Ontario Energy Manufacturing Company

Posted November 28, 2014 in Industry News, Uncategorized

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, tours the facilities of Temporal Power, an Ontario-based company that designs, manufactures and deploys high-performance, innovative energy storage systems.

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Temporal Power spinning renewable energy wheels

Posted November 11, 2014 in Industry News

For centuries, spinning wheels have been used to store energy. That’s how potter’s wheels work, with the energy in the disk helping maintain a consistent velocity. Flywheels are also key components of steam engines, where they convert energy from pistons into consistent rotational motion. Even toy cars with friction motors make use of flywheel technology.

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Ontario electricity gets taken for a spin

Posted November 10, 2014 in Industry News

The trouble with electricity is that no one’s figured out how to bottle it when there’s too much, and uncork it later when there’s too little. An unassuming industrial building 160 kilometres northwest of Toronto houses an operation that’s trying to store juice — not in bottles, but by using rapidly spinning, four-tonne steel cylinders.

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Canadian flywheel design putting Mississauga firm on the energy management map

Posted November 10, 2014 in Industry News

Sometimes what seems like bad luck can turn out to be a life-changing catalyst – the thing that sets us on a course we never could have imagined. That’s been the extraordinary experience of Jeff Veltri. A non-work-related injury in young adulthood ended his five-year stint as a pipe fitter and sent him back to school, into Ryerson University’s mechanical engineering program. He was employed for a while and then started his own firm, working over the next ten years on industrial, biomedical and military projects.

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Small investments are making a big impact at Ontario startups

Posted October 22, 2014 in Industry News, Uncategorized

How do you store energy? Some have compared it to catching sunlight in your hand. But today, two Ontario-based startup companies are proving that even variable energy sources like wind and solar can successfully be stored and used to balance out fluctuations in Ontario’s energy grid.

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