Mission: To advance clean & reliable energy solutions
In May 2019, Energy Scalable was founded as a Public Benefit Corporation to be a catalyst for accelerating clean energy by making it more accessible and economical through research and innovation. As a technology-based social enterprise, Energy Scalable is driven by a systems-thinking approach to solve energy challenges.
Our goal is to be able to apply advanced materials and Design for Additive Manufacturing principles to reduce the Levelized cost of energy (LCOE) by creating robust and more reliable products and parts for the clean energy industry. We evolved out of the necessity of addressing risks to our clean energy supply chain in a post-pandemic world to support a secured and sustainable energy future.
Designed for Additive Manufacturing
Our Innovation Process using a Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) Approach
Leveraging Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Materials
Tapping the Potential of Geothermal
Energy Scalable has submitted an innovative design concept towards the American-Made Geothermal Manufacturing Prize launched by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and US Department of Energy. Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) have a potential to contribute 100,000 MWe of baseload electric generating capacity by 2050 (MIT Report, 2006) however, much of this potential is largely untapped. In our proposed design concept, advanced material characterization and Additive Manufacturing is applied to fabricate more durable drilling structures suitable for high- temperature environments commonly found in EGS wells.
See the Letter of Support from our prototyping and testing partner - the NextManufacturing Center for Additive Manufacturing at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Reducing O&M Costs for Hydropower
Energy Scalable has developed a novel approach to enable self-powered condition monitoring for hydropower systems by leveraging advanced materials with Additive Manufacturing, thereby reducing the system's operational and maintenance costs. We are excited about multiple contest entries of this innovation including, submissions to the I AM Hydro Prize, the Groundbreaking Hydro Prize by the Water Power Technologies Office (US Department of Energy) and the Make It Real Challenge led by PolySpectra with Wevolver.
SUPPLY CHAIN ADVANTAGES FOR CLEAN ENERGY WITH AM
Sustainable | Modular | Increased Useful Life | Reduced Lead Time | Made to Order | Lower LCOE
LET'S MAKE A SUSTAINABLE IMPACT TOGETHER
We are proud to have partnered with the NextManufacturing Center for Additive Manufacturing at Carnegie Mellon University for advanced computing, material characterization and testing of prototypes.
We are interested in partnering with designers, printing facilities, and service providers specializing in one or more of the following areas: computational modeling and simulation, mesh generation and STL model creation/verification, integrated parts fabrication, product development, and certification processes for AM-fabricated components.