New £50m PS2 Power Component Testing Project ‘Helps Power-Plant Your Company’
A new £50 million project by a UK startup to create and test components of its Power Component library has gone ahead, helping power the company’s upcoming new £20 million plant, which will use electricity generated by the plant to generate energy for its users.
Power Component, which was founded by former IBM engineers, hopes to demonstrate the power of its technology at the UK’s upcoming power station, a new $3 billion development that will see turbines powered by electricity generated from the plant.
The £50,000 project, which began in September and aims to be completed in 2019, was designed to give power plants an advantage over the competitors that were developing modular, energy-saving power-generation systems.
Power Component’s founder and CEO, Andy Baskin, said: “It’s about building a system that makes it possible for you to build power plants that you can power yourself with.”
When you think about power generation, the biggest thing is the amount of energy that you get out of it, so you can really make the most out of the electricity that you have in your home.
“Power Component’s modular, low-cost modular power-generating system, powered by a single turbine, was demonstrated at a demonstration last year.
It uses electricity from the £20 billion power station to produce electricity, and is designed to reduce the amount and cost of power produced by traditional generators.
In a video demonstration, Baskins explained how the power system works:”This turbine will generate electricity from a load and use that power to power a turbine that will generate power from that load.
“You can have that load generating power for a couple of hours, and then you can run a generator and you can have some power back in the house for a few hours or for a week, and that is how you can go from a couple hours to a couple days without having to power anything.”
That’s what the turbine is designed for.
“In an example of what it means to be power-hungry, Basksins said:”So, you’ve got a load of water and you’re running it through the turbines, and you’ve put in some fuel, and the turbine’s going to produce some power.
“Now, what you’ve done is you’ve built this kind of modular system where you’ve added this fuel to the turbine, and this fuel is what you need to run the turbine.”
In order to generate enough electricity to power the plant, the turbine will use a system called a PPL (power-plant-phase) turbine, which uses energy generated by water from the lake to power it.
It uses a combination of water, electricity and CO2 to produce the power.
In the UK, wind turbines produce about 20% of the UK energy supply.
Baskis explained:”There are three types of turbines: high-voltage, low voltage, and high-pressure, which we have a lot of in this country, and a lot in the US, which is really interesting.”
High-voltaged turbines generate electricity at about 40,000 kilowatts, which can generate up to 10 kilowatt hours per hour.
“These turbines are not particularly useful for homes.
They’re good for a house, but they’re not very good for the environment, so they’re pretty inefficient.”
High-pressure turbines, on the other hand, produce energy at 1.6 million kilowatths per hour, or up to 30,000 kWh per hour for the equivalent of one-third of the energy in a typical home.
They produce electricity for a number of different applications, including industrial applications, and for large power plants, such as power plants in the North Sea.
Power component testing is a way for companies to learn more about how their designs work, and Baskas said the company hoped to see Power Component test systems used in future power stations, and in other large scale projects around the world.
“We want to see that our product will be used in all kinds of large-scale projects, where we can see the power plants we’re working on go on to be more efficient,” he said.
“And then we want to be able to test systems in more extreme cases, where you can actually take the power that’s generated, turn it off and see how it works on a real system.”
The project is the latest example of Power Component being a leader in its field.
In January, it also announced it would be the first company in the world to test the viability of a modular power system in an industrial setting, and build a small modular power plant in the UK.
“The UK has a very large number of power plants with power-plant phases, and we really believe in modularity and modularity is key to getting the most from the energy that we generate,” said Baskes.
“If you’re a