Posts tagged: Energy storage

How Batteries Could Revolutionize Renewable Energy

By: Justin Worland All over California, there’s evidence of the state’s goal to lead the country in renewable energy. Enormous farms of shiny solar panels have popped up across southern California, and gigantic wind turbines dot the landscape outside nearly all the major cities. There are less flashy—and less visible—investments in renewables going on, too. Tucked […]

Storing Wind Power in a Giant Flow Battery

By: Tessel Renzenbrink A 100 m tall wind turbine is being erected at the German Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT) test facility. Once construction is completed the testing of one of Germany’s largest batteries can begin. Under the header of RedoxWind project, ICT has been developing a large-scale redox-flow battery. The aim is to […]

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 […]