Blackouts – the answer’s in the tank

For countries without stable power supply, a reliable backup system for power is crucial for the operation of essential facilities such as hospitals or telecommunication services. Hong Kong startup Ampd Energy has launched an energy storage system called Ampd Silo uses that can store electricity when power is available and use it when there's an outage. The company's system aims to function by connecting with the power grid, which can be unstable in some parts of the world, and charges up when the grid works normally. It can then start using the energy it stores to feed hospitals and homes when the grid breaks down. "It's basically a large tank of electricity," explains Brandon Ng, chief executive officer and co-founder of Ampd Energy. Continue Reading

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