COMPRESSED AIR STORAGE
Compressed air systems are one of the most inefficient systems found in the industry and yet vastly used in all industrial plants such as dairy, plastic, paper etc, where it can constitute up to 20% of the overall energy consumption.
Augwind's solution provides a vast compressed air storage volume, specifically and optimally designed to meet the factory air consumption pattern, reducing the inherit compressed air system inefficiencies from both economical and ecological perspectives.
When integrated, Augwind's solution can save up to 50% of power consumption to the air delivery system.
Augwind's units have managed to saved millions of dollars of wasted energy by improving compressed air systems efficiency in addition to high operational benefits such as: pressure stabilization, improved air quality, and emergency compressed air storage
Based on Augwind estimations, and according to a Survey conducted by the Ministry of Energy and Water in 2013, the cost of electricity for industrial plants in Israel used for air compression is estimated as 1.125 billion NIS. The industrial plants relevant to the Augwind storage system are estimated as 80%.
Based on a survey conducted by the US Department of Energy, the US compressed air storage market can be estimated at billions of dollars.
In April 2016, the Israeli government approved a plan to promote the national target for greenhouse gas emissions, The State of Israel Committed to this plan in the Paris Climate Conference in December 2015. As part of the program, the Israeli government will grant energy efficiency projects.
Augwind's storage system enables its customers to reduce electricity consumption of compressed air in their plant and therefore, to perform energy efficiency processes that are reflected, among other things, in reducing greenhouse gases and emissions. Therefore, industrial establishments that choose to purchase Augwind's storage system may receive a participation grant of 20% of the product cost, granted by the State of Israel (under certain conditions, up to 40% while demonstrating the use of innovative Israeli technology).