Preview to The Faraday Grid Launch at the National Museum of Scotland

Preview to The Faraday Grid Launch at the National Museum of Scotland

As a new migrant to the Scottish capital, I took some time out on my first weekend to visit the National Museum. The physical structure is an impressive testament to the creativity of this city. At its centre is the Grand Hall, constructed of cast iron rising over four levels to the full height of the building. I was awe-inspired by the history of knowledge discovery and invention.  The people of this country are the giants whom laid the foundation for modern forms of communications, transport, industry, engineering, energy and medicine. They are all duly recognised and celebrated in this building.

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It is humbling to imagine that come the evening of Tuesday 12th December, the Faraday Grid will take centre stage in the Grand Hall. This stunning location is the right place to launch our contribution to science and technology, which owes a great debt to the giants in the room. We are standing upon their shoulders as the Faraday Exchanger moves from conception to reality. 

More than 150 people from the fields of industry, finance and academia, as well as friends and family, will gather as the Exchanger takes centre stage. A full scale prototype will be unveiled to the audience for a live demonstration.  This a not a show reel of something we prepared earlier, it is the real deal. This approach really does highlight the confidence we have in our technology, which has been subject to years of R&D and simulation testing.

Since joining the Faraday Grid office in Edinburgh, I have watched as our team of engineering PhDs and scientists continually exceed their own expectations for the device. The performance of the Exchanger is delivering on its core promise to improve the quality of power flow.  My job at Faraday Grid is to substantiate what impact an entire network of Exchangers (i.e., a Faraday Grid) could have on society and the environment. I’m excited to share some of these findings at the event. I am totally convinced that our electricity network is the central nervous system of the economy.  If we can improve the health of this network then we can materially improve productivity and living standards for people across the world. A Faraday Grid ultimately provides a platform for a more affordable, reliable and cleaner electricity system. 

And if we can do that, then maybe one day the Exchanger will find a home alongside the other great electrical innovations that sit inside the Museum of Scotland.