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Amber Kinetics, Inc.

Amber is commercializing a low-cost flywheel energy storage solution to help utilities reliably integrate wind & solar into the power grid.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Fremont, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2009
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

Amber Kinetics is a start-up company developing a scalable, low-cost flywheel energy storage solution to help electric utilities reliably integrate variable wind & solar energy into the power grid. The product design & core technology, developed by engineering professors at UC Berkeley, enables a dramatically lower cost energy storage system to be achieved. Our first customers are San Diego Gas & Electric and the Hawaii Electric Light Company.


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    Edward Chiao
    Chief Executive Officer

    Edward co-founded Amber and leads the Company's key business and product initiatives.

    Edward has guided Amber in securing $6.75 million of funding from investors, government grants, and corporate partners.

    Prior to Amber, Edward worked in utility-scale solar development and venture investing.

    Edward holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and completed coursework in energy policy and entrepreneurship at Stanford University.

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    Seth Sanders, Ph.D.
    Chief Technology Officer

    Dr. Sanders, co-founder, developed the Company's core technology while serving as Professor of Electrical Engineering at UC Berkeley.

    He is on industrial leave from the university and dedicated full-time to the Company's technology and product commercialization activities.

    Dr. Sanders has researched flywheels for over a decade and is a recognized expert in his field.

    Dr. Sanders holds a BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from


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    Fred Koenen, Schinner Law Group

Previous Investors

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    Co-Founders, Angel Investors, U.S. Department of Energy, California Energy Commission