The Faraday Exchanger

The Faraday Exchanger is our revolutionary technology hardware: the underpinning technology of the Faraday Grid - our system architecture that delivers power from anywhere to anyone across the grid.

It is a drop-in ‘plug and play’ device located at any network connection point that dynamically balances and smoothes bi-directional power flow from highly volatile inputs across the energy system.

The Faraday Exchanger is complementary to both existing distribution networks and other technologies, improving performance and efficiency whilst being significantly cheaper than the sum of the technologies it replaces.

The key features of the Faraday Exchanger are that it can independently and simultaneously:

  • Control output RMS voltage, with input ±25%

  • Control input RMS voltage

  • Maintain frequency

  • Maintain target power factor (including unity PF = 1 upstream when load PF ±0.7)

  • Remove all harmonics (tested to the 99th)

  • Maintain balance between phases

It makes redundant a number of other technologies and services, including transformers, tap changers, STATCOMS, harmonic filters, capacitor banks and others.

We introduced the Faraday Exchanger to the world at our global launch in Edinburgh in December 2017. Watch our short film showing a live demonstration of the Faraday Exchanger’s performance capability.

Read about the Faraday Grid and Emergent