Posts Tagged ‘Batteries’

Batteries included in energy storage ideas | Letters

Whatever the WWF says, peak demand for gas-fired generation will be larger, says Steve Bolter, while Chris Underwood pours cold water on the IMechE’s hydrogen proposal The WWF has been oversimplistic in its argument that no further gas-fired power stations are needed (Report, 14 May). The forecast increase in annual renewable electricity production is only […]

Renault’s ‘smart island’ runs on wind power and recycled batteries

Renault has launched a “smart island” in Portugal that uses its Zoe electric vehicle , home batteries, smart charging and vehicle-to-grid energy storage to run without fossil fuels. The idea is to make the Madeira island of Porto Santo energy independent and stimulate renewable energy production. View full post on Wind Power News

Natural gas killed coal – now renewables and batteries are taking over | Dana Nuccitelli

To avoid dangerous climate change, we can’t rely on natural gas replacing coal Over the past decade, coal has been increasingly replaced by cheaper, cleaner energy sources. US coal power production has dropped by 44% (866 terawatt-hours [TWh]). It’s been replaced by natural gas (up 45%, or 400 TWh), renewables (up 260%, or 200 TWh), […]

Tesla and Vestas team up to combine batteries and wind turbines

Two of the world's leading renewable energy giants are teaming up to work towards a sustainable energy future. Vestas , the world's largest wind turbine manufacturer, is working on a global program to combine wind power with batteries , and they've turned to none other than Tesla for help. View full post on Wind Power […]

Batteries Have Gotten Better, but There’s Still Room for Improvement

“Every technology has improved over the years except batteries! Why can't someone invent a better battery?” Man, if I had a nickel for every time I've heard someone say that – well, I'd have about $17.50. In fact, though, the average gadget fan is missing three huge points about batteries. View full post on Wind […]

Salt, silicon or graphite: energy storage goes beyond lithium ion batteries

Technologies that use gels, liquids, and molten silicon or salt could all claim a slice of the growing renewable energy storage market Between the political bickering following a spate of blackouts in South Australia and the billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk tweeting that he had a fix, and then the South Australian government announcing that it […]

More U.S. States Embracing Batteries to Store Renewable Power

Energy-storage systems are spreading across the U.S. as states encourage deployments to help integrate an increasing amount of solar and wind power into electric grids. There are now 21 states with at least 20 megawatts each of storage projects in service, under construction or proposed, according to a report Tuesday from GTM Research. View full […]

Vitamin Inspires Solar Flow Batteries

Researchers at Harvard University have identified a new class of high-performing organic molecules, inspired by vitamin B2, that can safely store electricity from intermittent energy sources like solar and wind power in large batteries The development builds on previous work in which the team developed a high-capacity flow battery that stored energy in organic molecules […]

In race to improve batteries, nanotechnology provides hope

In the global race to create more efficient and long-lasting batteries, some are betting on nanotechnology – the use of minuscule parts – as the most likely to yield a breakthrough. Improving batteries’ performance is key to the development and success of many much-hyped technologies, from solar and wind energy to electric cars. View full […]

Massive batteries at North Cape harness wind energy to cut Maritime Electric power costs

The Wind Energy Institute of Canada is storing electricity from North Cape turbines in large batteries to use when energy usage is at its peak. A $24-million demonstration wind energy storage project in North Cape, P.E.I., is not only helping Maritime Electric save money, it could ultimately change how this renewable resource is used in […]