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A company aiming to use old mine shafts as batteries to store renewable energy is to build a demonstration project showcasing its technology in Scotland

A company aiming to use old mine shafts as batteries to store renewable energy is to build a demonstration project showcasing its technology in Scotland

Greig Cameron writes on the Times website about a demonstration project in Scotland that will use gravity-powered batteries. What are your views on this technology?   Gravity-powered batteries generate electricity when the wind dies down A company aiming to use old mine shafts as batteries to store renewable energy is to build a demonstration project … Continue reading

Solar PV and onshore wind now considered cheapest technologies in areas that count for 2/3 of the world’s population

Solar PV and onshore wind now considered cheapest technologies in areas that count for 2/3 of the world’s population

The cost improvements in renewable energy technologies in recent years is staggering and now the cheapest energy options in most of the world according to new research. Giles Parkinson explains in an article on the Renew Economy website.   Solar, wind and battery storage now cheapest energy options just about everywhere Further cost reductions in … Continue reading

Pumped thermal electricity storage is expected to be competitive with other storage technologies

Pumped thermal electricity storage is expected to be competitive with other storage technologies

One promising storage option is pumped thermal electricity storage. This relatively new technology has been around for about ten years, and is currently being tested in pilot plants. Antoine Koen, PhD Candidate in Pumped Thermal Energy Storage and Pau Farres Antunez, Postdoctoral researcher in Energy Storage, University of Cambridge write about recent developments in an … Continue reading

Latest development in energy storage

Latest development in energy storage

We are always looking for the latest innovations in technologies that will support the low carbon energy transition.  In a news item on the Science Daily website, scientists from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have designed an affordable ‘flow battery’ membrane that could accelerate renewable energy for the electrical grid.   Go with the flow: … Continue reading

Storing energy in a salt cavern

Storing energy in a salt cavern

Umar Ali writes on the Power Technology website about using salt caverns in the US for energy storage. What are your views?   How salt caverns could transform renewable energy storage for the US A new project called Advanced Clean Energy Storage has been launched in Utah by a consortium of partners including Mitsubishi Hitachi … Continue reading

The need for better energy storage technologies

The need for better energy storage technologies

Recent research demonstrates how energy storage technologies can play an even more important role in reducing renewable curtailment and GHG emissions from fossil fuel power plants. Jim Erickson posted an article on the Futurity website about the findings from researchers from the University of Michigan.   Better renewable energy storage could cut emissions – Futurity … Continue reading