Optimising Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Security

Battery energy storage systems (ESSs) are becoming well established to help the grid integration of solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind energy, particularly in remote and island communities. It is important to understand the different roles that energy storage can play, including controlling ramp rates, smoothing, shaping, peak shaving and frequency regulation.

Most Popular Articles for 2015 - Did some of them predict the future?

Smart Homes, Robotics, Automation, Unmanned Vehicles, Solar and Wind Energy. Regardless of where you work or what you do, these topics are affecting your life and will continue to do so in the future.

For Renewable Energy Companies, ITC Extension Means Ready, Aim, Hire!

One great thing about the renewable energy industry is how it pulls in people with all sorts of diverse backgrounds and education levels. Part of that is because of the breadth of opportunities on hand and part is because it's easier to feel good about your job when it's in the service of something so universally loved.

Accomplishments of the Solar Industry in 2015

A thank-you letter to SEIA members summarizing some of the accomplishments of 2015

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary - Feb, Mar, April & May 2016

Here is a summary of what Tradeshows, Conferences & Exhibitions to look forward to in the coming months.

Liquid Cooled High Power Li-ion Battery System

Using battery systems for peak shaving is highly beneficial; enabling a constant load on the engine ultimately leads to high efficiency and energy saving at the engine level.

The Three Top Portable Solar Generator Companies

Off grid living will become more common place as energy storage & solar generation become more ubiquitous.

Businesses Bank on Fuel Cell Reliability to Achieve Sustainability Goals

As the business case becomes more apparent - with fuel cells delivering both economic and environmental value - the list of corporate customers continues to grow.

Top Smart Grid Solutions From Technology Companies

Here are three key software driven technology majors who are outsiders in the utility industry but are still driving big innovations in the Smart Grid area

What makes the TDP Turnkey Tracker unique?

The big differentiator of TDP Turnkey Tracker is the fact that it's bundled with a complete services and support package.

Speeding Up the Hydrogen Highway

The Hydrogen Station Equipment Performance device, or HyStEP, could reduce the time to commission new stations from months to just one week.

The Cost of Renewable Energy

Support for new renewable energy resources will have the greatest impact on our energy by driving demand for improvements in alternative energy that will deliver health and environmental benefits, and will help change the way our electricity is produced.

Ultracapacitors on the Road

We'll soon start to see a hybrid energy-storage solution of batteries and ultracapacitors to address multiple applications simultaneously, like e-turbo, active suspension, regeneration, power steering, electric brake boosters and more.

Next Wave of "Things" to Come: Technological Breakthrough Proven in Fort Erie, Canada

BrainGrid's "Sentroller" is an advanced solar energy monitoring technology platform that delivers a reliable and fully featured means to connect and relay wireless data. So in essence anyone can easily to remotely monitor and manage systems and infield equipment previously deemed as "unmonitorable".

Breakout Year for Energy Storage

Locational Capacity will be the dominant application in 2016. In other words, battery systems targeted at the grid's most congested load centers will be first and foremost used to provide four hours of peak shaving capability, and other grid balancing services when available.

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