The mission of Team SOLID is to realize the world’s first Circular Energy Station using iron powder. This is a radically different power station, as it:
- Stores power when there is excess production
- Provides power when it is needed
- Uses iron powder as energy carrier
- Starts/stops quickly
- Is scalable
In the future, most of our energy will be provided by renewable energy sources, like solar and wind energy. The main challenge in this energy transition is that these energy sources fluctuate in their output. Energy needs to be stored to use the energy whenever and where-ever we want. This will be done with a circular energy station using iron powder.