Terrajoule Corporation, California’ s steam engines and their insulated pressure vessels are key components of converting the solar energy into 24-hour on demand electrical power.
Terrajoule Corporation, California, USA was founded in 2009 to extend the worldwide reach and penetration of renewable energy, by solving the fundamental problem of intermittent supply of solar and wind power.
The company has developed, and is now commercialising a breakthrough in energy storage technology that provides continuous, 24-hour on-demand solar power generation, from 100 kW to 20 MW, or more, while rapidly responding to changes in electrical load. Energy storage is based on pressurised saturated water, with 96% storage/retrieval efficiency.
Energy conversion is performed via proprietary reciprocating steam piston engines that are highly efficient across a wide range of operating power.