to Wind and Solar Power
An important challenge facing power system operators today is how to efficiently integrate renewable energy sources like solar and wind power. Temporal’s flywheel helps to effectively manage the inherent challenges caused by the variables of nature. As you can imagine, power output from wind and solar is directly related to wind speed and access to sun. So it’s easy to understand how gusts of wind or passing clouds can interrupt the smooth output of power from these resources. Our flywheels balance out this short term intermittency, which can cause both local and grid-wide power quality challenges. Responding as quickly as the wind gusts or a cloud passes, Temporal’s power storage acts like a shock absorber by absorbing or inserting power to regulate smooth power flows.