The real trick to opening the floodgates on microgrids is clear regulatory language that allows microgrid developers to serve the needs of an organization or community while also making the local electric utility whole for their services and investment.
Elizabeth Woyke for MIT Technology Review: Lithium-ion batteries power everything from smartphones to electric vehicles. They’re well suited to the job because they are smaller and lighter, charge faster, and last longer than other batteries. But they are also complex and thus costly to make, which has stymied mass adoption of electric transportation and large-scale energy storage. Yet-Ming Chiang thinks his startup 24M has the answer. The key is a semisolid electrode. In a conventional lithium--ion battery, many thin layers of electrodes are stacked or rolled together to produce a cell. “Lithium-ion batteries are the only product I know of besides baklava where you stack so many thin layers to build up volume,” says Chiang, who is a cofounder and chief scientist at 24M as well as a professor of materials science at MIT. “Our goal is to make a lithium-ion battery through the simplest process possible.” Cont'd...
Representing one of the most significant leaps in solar technology in the past 20 years, SolarEdge's HD-Wave inverter technology is a novel power conversion topology that significantly decreases inverter size and weight while achieving record efficiency.
Ice Energy's New Residential Ice Battery Part of White House Initiative for Scaling Energy Storage and Renewables
Mike Hopkins, CEO of Ice Energy, commented: "Ice Energy is entering the home AC market with a disruptive cooling technology. Our new product, the Ice Bear 20, will save homeowners money, reduce their carbon footprint and be the next leap forward in transforming the electric grid from an inefficient fossil fuel-dependent system to an efficient renewable-powered system."
PIONEERING INNOVATIONS OF THE ENERGY STORAGE INDUSTRY: THE PANEL OF JUDGES ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE EES AWARD
This year, the panel of judges was particularly impressed by systems which feature high economic viability have versatile possibilities for application, and which prioritize durability, efficiency and security.
Region's Innovation and Sustainability Culture a Perfect Fit for World's Largest Environmental Services Company
Intersolar Europe 2016 opens its doors today
Intersolar - OutBack Power Debuts Energy Platform Breakthrough, SkyBox, During Intersolar Europe 2016
SkyBox, FLEXmax Ultra 300V charge controller debut provides customers with a wider range of renewable energy system design tools
Intersolar - AEG Power Solutions Launches its Hybrid Energy Storage Solution, Cutting down Costs of Energy Storage Systems
• The new platform is a unique system combining battery energy storage with Power-to-Heat technology • The solution targets the primary control reserve power reducing capital expenditure by 30 % and possibly more, depending on installation
Intersolar - INTERNATIONAL MEETING POINT FOR THE ENERGY STORAGE INDUSTRY: EES EUROPE 2016 OPENS ITS DOORS
This year, ees Europe is taking place in parallel with Intersolar Europe, the world's leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners.
Inspiring first day of POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe welcomes over 12,000 attendees
Day one of POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe, the leading conference and exhibition for the international power and renewable industries, lived up to expectation with an impressive showcase of technological innovation and inspiring debates from industry leaders.
The energy density of the nanoFlowcell® is currently 20 times higher than that of a lead accumulator. This means the stored energy provides a range 20 times higher than with a battery of the same weight.
In the case of the relatively new market for very large, ground-based lithium-ion battery packs for such things as grid peak shaving, weight is not a primary issues, volume can matter somewhat but life, cost over life, performance and reliability matter greatly.
Joint Patent Application With University of California, Santa Barbara Further Strengthens the IP Position of the Company's Super Battery Technology
Aspen 24S battery offers robust, sustainable solution for off-grid applications
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