Tagged with energy storage

Importance of energy storage in emerging economies

Importance of energy storage in emerging economies

EiD reports regularly on developments in energy storage. Alzbeta Klein, together with Bernard E. Sheahan, write a blog on the World Bank website about how energy storage is increasingly seen as a crucial tool for enabling the effective integration of renewable energy and unlocking the benefits of the local generation of clean resilient energy supply. … Continue reading

More breakthroughs in energy storage

More breakthroughs in energy storage

Leah Burrows writes on Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences website about recent developments in flow batteries that store energy in non-toxic, non-corrosive aqueous solutions.   Long-lasting flow battery could run for more than a decade with minimum upkeep Flow batteries are a promising storage solution for renewable, intermittent energy like … Continue reading

Storing electricity is coming into the mainstream

Storing electricity is coming into the mainstream

Many in Europe will have noticed how the European Commission’s recent “winter package” for sustainable energy has given increasing attention to energy storage. Now Diane Cardwell and Clifford Krauss write in the New York Times about recent developments in the US.   A Big Test for Big Batteries This idea has far-reaching potential. But the … Continue reading

Tesla’s “Gigafactory” will produce 35 GWh/year of lithium-ion battery cells annually

Tesla’s “Gigafactory” will produce 35 GWh/year of lithium-ion battery cells annually

The energy storage business has shown significant progress in recent years. Lorraine Chow writes on the Ecowatch website about a project of Tesla and Panasonic to “accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy through increasingly affordable electric vehicles in addition to renewable energy generation and storage.”   Tesla Flips Switch on Gigafactory to Accelerate World’s … Continue reading

Important demonstration of grid-scale storage battery

Important demonstration of grid-scale storage battery

The Renewable Energy Focus website provides details on a recent two-year storage trial that hopefully can prove to be an important element of the energy transition. Storage is becoming increasingly important. It is also encouraging that in the European Commission’s winter package that storage was given a higher priority. This was welcome by the European … Continue reading