Lowering the cost of large-scale energy storage
Cheesecake Energy
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The design

Cheesecake Energy is developing advanced compressed air energy systems to store energy from intermittent renewables, turning them into reliable power on-demand.

Low cost

Cheesecake Energy has patent-pending technology that stores compressed air and heat cost-effectively.

Deployable

With a modular, containerised design, Cheesecake systems can be set up in a wide range of environments.

Proven technologies

Off-the-shelf solar collectors, compressors, air stores and electrical machinery all contribute to low project risk.

About

How Cheesecake Energy came into being

  • 2016

    Founding of CEL

    The team observes solar PV costs plummeting but the full potential is still not being exploited. Cheap large-scale storage is recognised as the key enabler, and the the team gets to work.

  • 2017

    Initial testbed

    Our innovative thermal storage units undergo testing. Further IP is recognised and design and analysis cycles prepare the ground for our 200kW/1MWh demonstrator.

  • 2018-19

    Building the demonstrator

    Having partnered with a large mining corporation, Cheesecake Energy Ltd seeks a £1m grant to fund final design and manufacture of the modular demonstrator plant in Chile.

  • 2020-21

    Launching a prototype

    A 1MW/8MWh full scale system design is optimised, leveraging the experiences learned from the demonstrator programme.

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Our Team

Prof. Seamus Garvey

Founder and inventor

Mike Simpson

Development engineer

Paul Codd

Commercial lead

Bharath Kantharaj

Founder and inventor

Dr. Bruno Cardenas

Development engineer

James Garvey

Founder and inventor

Alongside our permanent staff, significant contributions continue to be made by a range of Cheesecake Energy associates.

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