The mission of Team SOLID is to realize a Circular Power Station using Metal Fuels. This is a radically different power station, and it:
- Stores power when there is excess production
- Provides power when it is needed
- Uses metal fuels like 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 can be done with a circular power station using metal fuels.