Tagged with energy storage

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

Under water energy storage possibility

Under water energy storage possibility

Josh Gabbatiss writes on The Independent website about using rocks at the bottom of the North Sea to store energy. ‘This method could make it possible to store renewable energy produced in the summer for those chilly winter nights’.   North Sea rocks could act as large-scale underwater renewable energy stores, study finds Rocks at … Continue reading

New development in energy storage

New development in energy storage

Rima Sabina Aouf writes on the dezeen website about a new development using concrete bricks to store energy. Energy-storing concrete bricks could be key to proliferation of renewables Renewable energy could reliably power the grid at peak times using an eco-friendly and cost-effective storage solution designed by Swiss start-up Energy Vault. The technology, which works … Continue reading

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