…Batteries are mainly used for short-term storage needs (less than 24 or 48 hours) and are very versatile. Indeed, hydrogen does not appear to be the ideal competitor, as it is more likely to be used for mass storage or other applications such as mobility. For stationary storage, the battery has a discreet but particularly formidable competitor: the flywheel…
Energiestro, making the world more renewable through storage
Energiestro is developing a technique for storing renewable energies using flywheels
that are 10 times cheaper than typical existing models since they are made of concrete.
Energiestro’s goal is to enable the development of renewable energies by offering
massive storage at very low cost.
From May 24th to 26th, Energiestro will be at Viva Technology in Paris at the ENGIE Lab stand. Co-founder André Gennesseaux talked to us about his project, his perspective on the future of energy and the links between his startup and ENGIE…
The winners of the Global Innovation Contest were received on March 20, 2014 at the Hotel Matignon (his official residence) by Prime Minister M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, in the presence of Mme Anne Lauvergeon, Chair of the Innovation 2030 Committee, M. Arnaud Montebourg, Minister for industry Recovery, Mme Fleur Pellerin, delegate Minister for SMEs, Innovation and the Digital Economy and Mme Geneviève Fioraso, Minister of Higher Education and Research.
ENERGIESTRO won in the « energy storage » category for its VOSS project: « Solar Storage wheel » and was represented at Matignon by the director of the project, André Gennesseaux. The prize obtained is a € 200,000 grant.
The objective of the project is to dramatically reduce the cost of storage of solar energy through the flywheel technology developed by ENERGIESTRO.
Energiestro received March 20, 2014 at the Hotel Matignon by Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and Arnaud Montebourg and received at the Elysee by President Francois Hollande.