Tagged with energy storage

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

Using supermarket fridges as a “virtual battery”

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

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

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

Innovative approach to heat storage facility

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

Innovation in fuel cells

Innovation in fuel cells

Sandipan Talukdar writes on the News Click website in India about a new type of fuel cell that is more efficient and can play an important role in energy storage.   Renewable Energy Storage Problem Could be Solved by New Type of Fuel Cell There is a crucial need for making renewable energy a reality … Continue reading

Combining renewable energy and low-cost thermal storage to deliver heat for high-temperature industrial processes

Combining renewable energy and low-cost thermal storage to deliver heat for high-temperature industrial processes

It is encouraging to see a news item on the phys.org website about a new technique by researchers at the University of South Australia to reduce industrial emissions through deploying renewable energy technologies and low-cost thermal storage.   Renewable energy solution for industrial heat applications Researchers at the University of South Australia have developed a … Continue reading

Energy storage is turning into big business

Energy storage is turning into big business

We are reading more and more about how energy storage is making great strides forward. Fereidoon Sioshansi writes on the CleanTechnica website about how energy storage is becoming the next game changer.   Energy Storage: Next Game Changer Everybody agrees that storage is turning into big business, and soon, but exactly how big and how … Continue reading