Posts tagged: Energy storage

Home Energy Storage Batteries Lose to Grid-Connected Solar on Environmental Impact

By: Stephen Edelstein At first glance, renewable-energy sources like solar power and energy-storage battery packs seem like a logical match. Energy storage allows excess power collected by solar panels to be stored for later use, addressing the intermittent nature of solar power. It’s a concept that has already won over policymakers, electric utilities, and some automakers. […]

4 New Ways to Store Renewable Energy With Water

By: ANDREW SILVER If Elon Musk has his way, in the future we’ll all be storing renewable electricity inside big banks of lithium-ion batteries. But let’s not forget the energy storage situation today. In the United States, 97 percent of utility-scale storage in 2014 was in pumped-storage hydroelectric plants, according to research by Oak Ridge National […]

The Clean Energy Economy is Coming

– and there’s a lot to lose for those who can’t keep up The energy internet, the ‘smart’ grid, solar energy and battery storage are converging and the economic benefits are clear By: Paul Ebert Change is coming to the energy landscape. A transition to a new energy economy is happening. In a country like […]

US Agency says it has Beaten Elon Musk and Gates to Holy Grail of Battery Storage

By: Suzanne Goldenberg Breakthrough in next generation of storage batteries could transform the US electrical grid within five to 10 years, says research agency, Arpa-E A US government agency says it has attained the “holy grail” of energy – the next-generation system of battery storage, that has has been hotly pursued by the likes of […]

Sonnen Ships Its 10,000th Battery, Putting Pressure on Tesla and Utilities

“Our goal is really to create a world where everyone is able to cover their own energy needs with a decentralized energy source.” By: Julia Pyper German startup Sonnen shipped its 10,000th battery system this week, claiming a leading position in the global smart energy storage market as it takes on Tesla and shakes up […]