The intermittent nature of renewable energy is one of the main challenges facing the industry. Finding ways to overcome the inconsistency of wind or solar energy requires considerable ingenuity and innovation.
A number of energy storage processes are currently in development to resolve this issue and Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) is a key technology in this field. Highview Power Storage is a world leader in LAES and have utilised Heatric Printed Circuit Heat Exchangers in several of their facilities.
This article from Stainless Steel World magazine (September 2017) provides an insightful view into energy storage and the process of LAES:
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