The “Air Battery” converts any form of energy including solar, wind, and grid and stores it as compressed air which can be released anytime to generate power on demand.
Our next generation CAES technology can store and generate electricity and is perfect for renewable installations and mini grid applications.
The Air Battery is one of the few products in the world that actually contributes to the well being of the earth and its patented technology can generate unlimited clean water from the 300 million billion litres of water in the air at any given time.
Completing last R and D Milestone, then to commercialisation
All segments requiring continous energy and/or clean water
Segment Definition Mark Size 550,000 Compelling Reason for Adoption Reason for Non-Adoption UPS Market with longer than 4 hrs storage Large Power Users South Africa 16,000 • Saving on power costs • Peak shaving • Peak demand Costs • Stable power supply • Critical systems control • Presently spend money on alternative solutions • Generators • Long decision-making time • Unknown technology Renewable Energy Storage Large Power User South Africa 9,000 • Poor power reticulation • Critical systems control • Reluctance to use batteries • Generator Fuel running costs too high • Unknown technology Add on to other tech Gasification plants etc Joint Ventures Large unit sizes 10/50 MWH systems 10% penetration • Reduction of costs on overall system • Storing of energy • Unknown technology Residential 1million in SA have access bonds • Poor power reticulation • Non lifestyle change • Wanting renewable solutions • Rental • Once-off costs • Comfortable with paying utility
Problem or Opportunity
Need manufacturing capacity to fill orders
Solution (product or service)
Identify and license various country and regional manufacturers under a royalty licensing scheme
there are 2 CAES manufacturers currently in operation which are very large scale, immovable and permanent installations. Air Battery has no competitors who are producing next generation Air Batteries which are transportable or scaleable.
Advantages or differentiators
Award winning Air Battery – the most innovative, next generation CAES clean energy storage unit which uses no chemicals whatsoever, is 200-400% more cost effective than deep cycle batteries or generators and has a 30+ year shelf life.
The Air Battery is not only mini grid friendy and the perfect companion for any solar or wind farm installation - it is transportable yet infinitely scaleable, zero disposal issues, one of the highest efficiency factors in the world with no performance degradation during its entire lifespan and the AIR BATTERY has the ability to generate unlimited CLEAN PURE WATER from the 38 million billion gallons of water in the air at any given time.
The Air Battery has the following unique features: • One charge and discharge is called a cycle. The system charges and discharges once a day i.e. one cycle. • The pressure vessels (key components) are tested for more than 30,000 cycles. This relates to more than 30 years in operation. Batteries charge cycle is 3,000 cycles – lifespan of approximately 3-5 years then it must be replaced. • Air Battery is an environmentally friendly product – no harmful by-products, emissions or non-recyclable components compared to batteries and generators • Air Battery has no carbon emissions. • Efficiencies of approximately 74%+ battery efficiency is less than 60% based on operational applications • Air Battery carries a 5-year warranty; there is no warrantee on battery systems. • Air Battery tracks and measures energy usage. On other storage systems tracking is usually an add-on and costs are high. • Air Battery can be wired directly into current electrical infrastructure; other systems require additional technologies i.e. costly inverters and chargers to ensure their operation. • Financial savings over the 30-year life-span, life-span of batteries are less than 5 years.
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30 year lifespan
Build cost currently - USD600 per kwh Operating cost 4 cents per kwh
After manufacturing - approx 35% less/375-400 USD operational cost is the same
Identify and license manufacturing and sales and marketing partners in all regions who have epressed interest or ordered
Money will be spent on
-Further development of existing and new compression innovations - eg: water only generator and desalination innovation -Identification of manufacturing facilities -Marketing