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 Latest development in energy storage

Breakthrough in solar energy could turn the average window into a source of heat and store energy

James Pero writes on the Daily Mail website that scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have made a breakthrough that could turn the average window into a source of heat and store energy captured by the sun's rays for decades   Scientists discover extraordinary way to turn normal windows into emission-free solar panels … Continue reading Breakthrough in solar energy could turn the average window into a source of heat and store energy

Croissant-making techniques inspire researchers to experiment in storing energy

One never knows where we will get our inspiration.  I never expect it in my local bakery but obviously some do. Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, were inspired by pastry folding techniques.  David Woode explains in an article on the i news website.   Croissant-making method leads to breakthrough in sustainable energy storage … Continue reading Croissant-making techniques inspire researchers to experiment in storing energy

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 Storing energy in a salt cavern

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 The need for better energy storage technologies

Battery storage is disrupting the way utilities provide power

Jeff McMahon writes on the Forbes website about the impact that battery storage is having on utilities. The change is driven not just by cheap renewables and cheap batteries, but by the electronics that link them together.   Why Energy Storage Is Proving Even More Disruptive Than Cheap Renewables The falling price of renewable energy … Continue reading Battery storage is disrupting the way utilities provide power

Using supermarket fridges as a “virtual battery”

One of Britain’s major grocery chains has completed trials that show chiller aisles offer possibility of being ‘virtual battery’ for the national grid system.  Jillian Ambrose explains in an article in The Guardian.   Cool running: supermarket fridges could help power UK Supermarket freezer aisles could soon help power the National Grid after trials found … Continue reading Using supermarket fridges as a “virtual battery”

A vast “super battery” is set to be installed at the UK’s largest onshore wind farm where it will store power generated by 215 turbines

Regularly now we are reading about new firsts, particularly when it comes to energy storage. This is encouraging to see in Scotland.  Phoebe Weston explains in an article on The Independent website.   UK’s biggest battery ever seen to cover area half the size of a football pitch at Glasgow wind farm A vast “super … Continue reading A vast “super battery” is set to be installed at the UK’s largest onshore wind farm where it will store power generated by 215 turbines

Innovative approach to heat storage facility

An experimental salt-based heat storage facility at Berlin’s Reuter thermal power station uses quicklime in a simple chemical reaction. Frank Jordans from Associated Press explains in an article on the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette website.   'Salt battery' holds promise in search for renewable energy In the hum and heat of Berlin's Reuter thermal power station stands … Continue reading Innovative approach to heat storage facility