Tagged with energy storage

Important advances in energy storage

Important advances in energy storage

Ivan Penn writes in the New York Times about the use of zinc batteries for energy storage. Making the batteries rechargeable and lowering their cost are seen as important advances in enabling the electric grid to depend on power from renewable sources.   How Zinc Batteries Could Change Energy Storage Over the past six years, … Continue reading

Utility in California sets up programme to offer software-controlled batteries to commercial and industrial businesses

Utility in California sets up programme to offer software-controlled batteries to commercial and industrial businesses

It is always encouraging to read how energy storage systems are being deployed in various countries.  Hannah Beausang writes in The Press Democrat about a partnership between a public electricity provider and the California-based private company, Stem, a leader in smart energy storage networks, offering commercial and industrial businesses smart batteries that provide power during … Continue reading

Novel approach to store energy

Novel approach to store energy

A startup called Energy Vault thinks it has a viable alternative to pumped-hydro: Instead of using water and dams, the startup uses concrete blocks and cranes. Akshat Rathi explains in an article on the Quartz website. What do you think?   Stacking concrete blocks is a surprisingly efficient way to store energy Thanks to the … Continue reading

New development in liquid air energy storage

New development in liquid air energy storage

Sam Davis writes on the Power Electronics website about a 5-MW/15-MWh liquid air energy-storage (LAES) system supports solar and wind renewable power and provides reserve, grid-balancing, and regulation services. How important a development is this? Do you have any views?   First Grid-Scale Liquid Air Energy-Storage Plant Launched According to Highview Power, the first grid-scale … Continue reading

Increased deployment of solar PV together with energy storage playing important role in energy transition

Increased deployment of solar PV together with energy storage playing important role in energy transition

The increasingly competitive dynamic duo of solar photovoltaic plus battery storage is taking energy markets by storm according to Daniel Rothberg in an article on the Resilience website.   Suddenly, Solar Energy plus Storage is Giving Conventional Fuels a Run for their Money The energy dynamic around renewables is changing so quickly in Colorado that … Continue reading

New developments in energy storage

New developments in energy storage

There has been an important new technology breakthrough at Stanford University in developing a manganese-hydrogen battery. Tom Abate explains on the Stanford News website.   New water-based battery offers large-scale energy storage Stanford scientists have developed a manganese-hydrogen battery that could fill a missing piece in the nation’s energy puzzle by storing wind and solar … Continue reading