June 17th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Spanish renewable energy giant and offshore wind energy leader Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy last week inaugurated operations of its electrothermal energy storage system which can store up to 130 megawatt-hours of electricity for a week in volcanic rock.
June 15th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.
In a recent article, we found that curtailment of renewables may be cheaper than grid scale energy storage. Sometimes, the [&hellip
March 19th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen
On Monday, the Danish minister of education and research, Tommy Ahlers, attended the official inauguration of a giant pilot facility that will use 600 degree hot stones to store energy. Speaking to dr.dk, he said: "This could be the missing link in our renewable energy transformation." (It's arguable whether there really is a missing link, but that's another story.)
January 6th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart
Of all the strange things we do as a race on this planet, refining and over-complicating things are some of them. We're never satisfied with letting things be and often time favor extravagant conspiracy theories over reality. After all, how would the opposing piston engine and the convoluted internal combustion engine system have worked until now otherwise? Even though it has brought us this far, we need to get rid of inefficiency for more effective solar thermal energy storage systems
December 21st, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Malta Energy Storage began as one of the "moonshot" projects assigned to X, the innovation branch of Google. Now it has been spun off into a separate standalone business. Can it survive the rigors of the marketplace
March 4th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson
In the last couple of years, there has been a growing a number of news articles and blog posts published about energy storage, particularly in the form of battery systems. This interest is very reasonable and the news is exciting because these systems can fill in wind power and solar power electricity production gaps. In many places, they could replace gas-powered peaker plants
February 15th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
SolarReserve has opened its Australian headquarters and a field office near where it will build a 150MW solar thermal power plant
December 11th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
A new report published last week by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Energy Storage concludes that installing 12 gigawatts of battery storage is achievable in the United Kingdom by the end of 2021, but that a "medium" target of 8 gigawatts is more likely.
December 7th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Pintail Power offers a new technology that combines solar power, conventional steam generators, and molten salt storage to take the duck curve.
December 1st, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been researching and developing the concept of converting energy to heat in rock-fill for energy storage to combine with wind energy, and the company has this week begun construction of its first real scale project in Hamburg, Germany.
November 21st, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
MIT researchers have come up with a new way to control the release of heat from storage media which may lead to exciting new possibilities for heat storage batteries with wide applications from cooking to concentrated solar power technology.
August 22nd, 2017 | by Guest Contributor
Using giant vats of molten salt and antifreeze under the codename “Malta,” Google's parent company Alphabet is joining Tesla and smaller companies that are developing ways to store wind and solar power affordably to expand renewables and combat climate change.
July 22nd, 2017 | by Karl Burkart
Since 2009, Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Precourt Institute for Energy, and more than 85 coauthors have written a series of peer-reviewed journal articles evaluating the scientific, engineering, and economic potential of transitioning the world’s energy infrastructures to 100% clean, renewable wind, water, and solar (WWS) power for all purposes by 2050, namely electricity, transportation, heating, cooling, and industrial energy uses
December 30th, 2016 | by Susan Kraemer
A way to incentivize the use of clean energy like solar after dark -- instead of gas peakers -- to cover peak loads has been proposed in a white paper commissioned by Arizona’s Residential Utility Consumer Office
November 25th, 2016 | by Susan Kraemer
Ice Energy has announced a new model of its thermal energy storage in ice, designed purely with the solar homeowner in mind
October 31st, 2016 | by Susan Kraemer
Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is the form of solar that can store the sun's energy thermally for on-demand electricity generation. CSP is clean energy, like solar PV or wind, but the back end or the power block works like any thermal energy power station (coal, natural gas, and nuclear power plants are thermal energy power stations). The difference is that instead of digging up a finite fuel from the earth, CSP harvests sunlight to make thermal energy
October 28th, 2016 | by Susan Kraemer
Three US-based Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) startups are now making the leap to gigawatt-scale CSP projects at the global level. Two — SolarReserve and BrightSource Energy — were recipients of Department of Energy federal support through the Loan Guarantee Program and subsequent ARPA-E awards for R&D that helped them refine their innovative technologies. The third, Glasspoint Solar, took a different approach
September 28th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
German engineering behemoth Siemens, working with the Technical University Hamburg Harburg, has revealed it is working on a thermal storage solution [&hellip
September 7th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor
By Kelly Murphy Many know that rooftop PV penetration in Hawaii far surpasses almost anywhere else in the world. Given [&hellip
August 16th, 2016 | by Jake Richardson
VF Corporation has set a goal to have “100% renewable energy” by 2025 at its owned and operated facilities. The company [&hellip