Could uphill train tracks solve the problem of energy storage?

James Murray for BusinessGreen:  is commonly regarded as a green form of travel, typically boasting lower levels of carbon emissions and air pollution than road transport, but could it also serve to deliver a cleaner and more resilient power grid?

That is the hope of innovative US start up Advanced Rail Energy Storage, LLC, which yesterday announces it has secured a crucial right-of-way lease from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to develop its planned 50MW gravity-based energy storage project.

The ARES Nevada project uses the same principles as pumped hydroelectric energy storage projects, but instead of relying on water in a water-stressed region it plans to make use of an inclined rail track and generator locomotive cars that will run along it.  Cont'd...

20-Apr-16 Webinar: Solid Electrolytes and Bulk Scale Solid-State Batteries

This webinar will offer an overview of "beyond Lithium Ion" batteries, compare several solid electrolytes, and discuss technical progress and market applications for solid state batteries

T. Werk introduces new elevation system for flat roofs

Neu-Ulm, 29. March 2016. Aerodynamically optimised, non-penetrative, and installed in no time at all - the Neu-Ulm-based T. Werk GmbH is launching its new TRITON elevation system in May.

Corvus Energy Partners with LG Chem

Corvus will use advanced LG Chem lithium ion battery cells in their next generation maritime energy storage systems that will launch later in 2016

Panasonic and Nomura Real Estate Unveil Concept Plan for New Smart Town in Yokohama

Ten organizations participate in the development of Tsunashima Sustainable Smart Town, which includes a town energy center, a hydrogen refueling station and a dormitory for international students.

America's First Commercial-Scale Rail Energy Storage Project Receives BLM Approval

"Creative solutions like ARES Nevada provide a more reliable and modern electric grid and help create an even cleaner energy future for our citizens" said Angie Dykema, Director of the Nevada Governor's Office of Energy.

Annual Revenue for the Commercial and Industrial Energy Storage Industry is Expected to Reach $10.8 Billion by 2025, According to Navigant Research

Barriers to further growth in the commercial and industrial energy storage market include poor understanding, undervaluation by stakeholders, report finds

LIV Communities Installs First Model Home with Panasonic's Residential Solar PV + Energy Storage System

System installed at the Casablanca: The Grand Collection show home

Professor Marko Topič is Conference General Chairman of EU PVSEC 2016, the 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition

The EU PVSEC 2016, taking place from 20 to 24 June 2016 at ICM - International Congress Center, in Munich, Germany, will be chaired by Professor Marko Topič, Head of the Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Professor Topič is appointed as EU PVSEC 2016 Conference General Chairman following nomination and voting process by the EU PVSEC ISAC - International Scientific Advisory Committee.

RES Completes Construction of the McHenry Storage Project

The company has now constructed more than 85MW of flexible resources with a total +/- range of more than 170MW, and 33MWh of energy storage either in operation or under construction across North America, ranking near the top of the industry.

Enevate Unveils New HD-Energy® Technology Details at the 33rd International Battery Seminar

Enevate Founder and Chief Technology Officer shares new silicon-dominant Li-ion battery innovations

The POWERSTATION 247 - A new, disruptive technology to rethink the way solar energy is delivered, used and stored for homes and businesses

The first, on-the-market, complete and fully integrated UL certified - with all components produced by one company - scalable solar energy storage system with built-in battery storage for homes and businesses Green electricity: anywhere, anytime - 24/7 autonomous solar energy has never before been available Homeowners and small businesses can now have a turn-key, solar energy storage system installed that provides energy, both when the sun is shining and at night.

PlugVolt Battery Seminar: July 26-28, 2016, Detroit (USA) - Early Bird Registration is Now Open!

A 3-day event with exclusive focus on fundamentals of electro-chemistry by Dr. Paul Gifford - an independent electrochemist - on Day 1, automotive applications on Day 2, and stationary utility/grid storage applications on Day 3. The event will also offer attendees an exclusive opportunity to join Ricardo and their industry partner A2Mac1 for a facility tour as they offer a behind-the-scenes look into their EV/Hybrid Analysis service that has already bench-marked more than 12 xEVs including Volkswagen e-Golf, BMW i3, Chevy Volt and Tesla Model S. For more information visit http://www.batteryseminars.com

A123 Systems Announces New Manufacturing Facility in the Czech Republic

New facility supports increasing volume of low voltage systems for European customers

EES EUROPE PRESENTS A COMPREHENSIVE ACCOMPANYING PROGRAM DEDICATED TO INNOVATIVE STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES

The accompanying program for ees Europe, the continent's largest exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, offers visitors numerous opportunities to engage in discussion with industry experts and to find out about new products, services and solutions for innovative storage technologies.

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