Anna Hirtenstein for Bloomberg: The technology would optimize how electricity flows in and out of storage devices such as batteries and points of consumption, in real time. This is expected to significantly increase the efficiency of the grid and save consumers money.
Adele Peters for Fast Company: The ability of some residences and businesses to stay functioning as the power went out around them shows the growing potential of local generation and microgrids. Now those batteries just have to get a lot cheaper.
Barbara Eldredge for Curbed: Indeed, MIT researchers have reinvented firebricks, a Bronze-Age technology created by the Hittites-who occupied what is today Turkey, in the 17th century BC. Firebricks were designed by the Hittites to retain heat for long periods of time, if properly insulated.
Solar with Energy Storage Success: Cuttyhunk Island, MA Celebrates Its First Summer Going Majority Solar-Powered
Solar Design Associates of Harvard, Massachusetts, designed and installed this 1,020-panel solar array and a 1 MW energy storage system that have delivered over 50% of the electricity this summer for Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts.
Andy Colthorpe for Energy-Storage News: The requirement of nine hours of energy storage duration at a project touted as a possible replacement for a new natural gas plant in California makes it tough for the newer technology to compete on cost, an analyst has said.
NauticExpo: Developed by Netherlands-based Water2Energy, a vertical axis water turbine (VAWT) with an innovative pitch control system is proving from 30% to 50% more efficient than traditional systems.
Glenn McDonald for Seeker: A California startup is repurposing trains and rail cars to help the storage capacity of renewable energy utilities compete with fossil fuels.
The project will reduce electricity grid demand by an estimated 30 to 35 percent annually at each Home Depot store; the equivalent of powering 2,300 average U.S. homes for a year.
Annette Choi for VOX: A model predicts the impact of the eclipse on the national solar energy supply will be greatest at 13:40 PM on August 21 while the eclipse is passing over Wyoming.
John Harrington for 247WallStreet: Mazda said in a press release that the engine technology will be up to 30% more efficient than the carmaker's conventional systems. It hopes to have the system ready for 2019 models.
Fred Lambert for Electrek: German electric car startup Sono Motors unveiled the crowdfunded prototype of its battery and solar-powered vehicle; the Sion.
Sonali Paul for Reuters: One of Australia's leading power suppliers, AGL Energy (AGL.AX), has offered cheap batteries to 1,000 homes with solar panels as part of what it describes as the world's biggest "virtual power plant" in Adelaide, South Australia, a state plagued by blackouts over the past year.
Mark Bergen for Bloomberg Technology: Alphabet Inc.'s secretive X skunk works has another idea that could save the world. This one, code named Malta, involves vats of salt and antifreeze.
To address the rapid changes in the energy market, Siemens is partnering with leading accelerator Plug and Play to identify and work with startups that have the potential to disrupt the energy industry.
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