Tereza Pultarova for Engineering & Technology Magazine: A flywheel-based device invented by a Lancaster University student could help solve the renewable energy storage problem, offering a better alternative to battery technology. The Flywheel Energy Store, designed by 21-year-old Abigail Carson, retains energy kinetically in a levitating floating mass. The flywheel, about the size of a football, doesn’t require any additional control mechanisms, inputs or maintenance. “The global energy crisis is the biggest and most urgent problem that needs addressing,” said Carson, who is awaiting a patent for the device. “The Flywheel Energy Store can be used for a vast range of applications – most significantly in providing energy security and independence for everyone globally, but also including eliminating waste in power networks, pumping water to villages and allowing for cleaner cooking and heating in developing countries, instant charging of electric vehicles, and off-grid energy storage.” Carson’s flywheel can rotate at up to 144,000 revolutions per minute (rpm). The majority of existing flywheel designs usually achieve a maximum of around 60,000rpm. Cont'd...
A new energy storage procurement guidance document from Sandia National Laboratories offers useful information for states, municipalities, project developers and end users to consider as they develop solicitations for energy storage projects.
"Fuel Cell Market - Global Industry Analysis Report, Share, Size, Growth, Price Trends and Forecast, 2016 - 2024"
Regenerative Grid Simulator for the testing of EV Chargers, V2G, grid-tied inverters, & critical power systems.
Brazil's Ministry of Mines and Energy has postponed the reserve auction scheduled for July 29. It's expected that it will involve more than 9GW of PV projects, making up 90% of the capacity registered for the auction. What does this mean for the Brazilian solar market?
Chris Martin for Bloomberg Technology: Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors Inc. reached an agreement to buy SolarCity Corp. for $2.6 billion, about $300 million less than an initial proposal criticized as a “bailout” for the solar company in which he’s the largest shareholder. SolarCity investors will receive $25.37 a share in stock under the agreement, according to a statement Monday. Musk initially offered $26.50 to $28.50 a share in Tesla stock. Analysts have said in the past that the bid was too low and investors have questioned the wisdom of Musk combining his electric-car maker with the clean-energy company. The deal, which allows SolarCity to solicit competing takeover offers through Sept. 14, will now go to the shareholders of the companies for approval. Cont'd...
Georgia Institute of Technology: New computer modeling suggests that high temperature TPV conversion -- which captures infrared radiation from very hot surfaces -- could one day rival combined-cycle turbine systems when combined with thermal storage using liquid metal at temperatures around 1,300 degrees Celsius. Advances in high-temperature components and improved system modeling, combined with the potential for conversion costs an order of magnitude lower than those of turbines, suggest that TPV could offer a pathway for efficiently storing and producing electrical power from solar thermal sources, a new study suggests. The underlying technologies of high temperature storage and thermophotovoltaic conversion could also be used to produce grid-scale batteries able to rapidly supplement other power sources by storing heat for quick conversion to electricity. The research, supported by ARPA-E, was reported July 4 in the journal Energy and Environmental Science by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Cont'd...
World Patent Marketing Invention Team Unveils Its Most Ingenious Energy Invention - The Pyramid Solar Solutions
World Patent Marketing Reviews A New Energy Invention. Will Pyramid Solar Solutions Be the Next World Patent Marketing Low Cost Success Story?
• The Battery Show Conference agenda will provide insights into markets and applications, stationary storage and automotive battery trends • An expert line-up of speakers includes LG Chem, Google, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, A123 Systems and Proterra • In addition to the established parallel three-track format, there will be a further track on the first two days
Global grid-connected energy storage capacity will surge to 21 GWh by 2025
Global Energy Capacity for Next-Generation Advanced Batteries is Expected to Reach 6.5 GWh Annually in 2025, According to Navigant Research
New advanced battery chemistries are expected to impact lithium ion's market share in the transportation and stationary energy storage sectors later in the decade, report finds
ESS MARKS SUCCESSFUL INTERSOLAR 2016, HIGHLIGHTED BY MICROGRID SITE TOUR FEATURING COMPANY'S LONG-DURATION BATTERIES
ESS Inc., the leading manufacturer of a safe, low-cost and long cycle-life battery for renewable energy storage, celebrated a highly successful presence at Intersolar 2016 in San Francisco this month, boosted by strong interest in the company's Iron Flow Battery technology, a steady flow of booth visitors, and an overflow of participants for the site tour at Stone Edge Farm in Sonoma.
Solar Microinverter & Power Optimizer Market size worth USD 2 billion by 2023, to grow at a CAGR of over 25% from 2016 to 2023
"Solar Microinverter & Power Optimizer Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Development, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 - 2023"
"We are excited to put E.ON's own utility storage expertise to use for TEP," said Mark Frigo, E.ON's VP of Energy Storage North America. "TEP is the perfect partner for this project as they are an experienced utility operator and very interested in integrating innovative, cost-effective technologies for the benefit of their custo
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