PV combined with batteries see real potential in Jordan and Morocco

Even the world’s most efficient gas technology is falling behind PV combined with batteries, Jason Deign argues in an article on the Green Tech Media website. This is according to a recent study that looked at the markets in the Middle East and Africa. Is this your experience?   Solar-Plus-Storage Beats Combined Cycle Gas in … Continue reading PV combined with batteries see real potential in Jordan and Morocco

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 Under water energy storage possibility

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 New development in energy storage

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

A major challenge to turn a dam into a vast energy storage system

The energy transition is leading to many innovations. Never have I read before about using one of America’s major dams as a reservoir of electricity, fed by solar farms and wind turbines. Ivan Penn explains in an article in the New York Times. Are you aware of other such projects?   The $3 Billion Plan … Continue reading A major challenge to turn a dam into a vast energy storage system

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 New development in liquid air energy storage

New green energy storage demonstrator project underway in UK

More and more we are reading about developments in energy storage. Melissa Warren from the UK Energy Research Centre writes on the Phys.org website about the world's first green energy storage demonstrator. What are your views on this development?   World's first green energy storage demonstrator The world's first green energy storage demonstrator is now … Continue reading New green energy storage demonstrator project underway in UK

New pilot project to use ammonia as new form of energy storage

Regularly we are hearing about new developments in energy storage. Adam Vaughan writes in The Guardian about a pilot project by Siemens in Oxfordshire to use ammonia for energy storage. Siemens hopes to better conventional batteries to store renewably generated power.   Siemens pilots the use of ammonia for green energy storage A chemical compound … Continue reading New pilot project to use ammonia as new form of energy storage