Storing Energy by Making Ice

Ice Energy has been awarded a five-year contract from Riverside Public Utilities to provide 5 megawatts of behind-the-meter thermal energy storage using Ice Energys proprietary Ice Bear system.

The $5 Billion Race to Build a Better Battery

Professor Donald Sadoway remembers chuckling at an e-mail in August 2009 from a woman claiming to represent Bill Gates. The world’s richest man had taken Sadoway’s Introduction to Solid State Chemistry online, the message explained. Gates wondered if he could meet the guy teaching the popular MIT course the next time the billionaire was in the Boston area, Bloomberg Markets magazine will report in its May issue.  “I thought it was a student prank,” says Sadoway, who’s spent more than a decade melting metals in search of a cheap, long-life battery that might wean the world off dirty energy. He’d almost forgotten the note when Gates’s assistant wrote again to plead for a response.   A month later, Gates and Sadoway were swapping ideas on curbing climate change in the chemist’s second-story office on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus. They discussed progress on batteries to help solar and wind compete with fossil fuels. Gates said to call when Sadoway was ready to start a company. “He agreed to be an angel investor,” Sadoway says. “It would have been tough without that support.”   Sadoway is ready. He and a handful of scientists with young companies and big backers say they have a shot at solving a vexing problem: how to store and deliver power around the clock so sustainable energies can become viable alternatives to fossil fuels.  How these storage projects are allowing utility power customers to defect from the grid is one of the topics for debate this week at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York. Today’s nickel-cadmium and lithium-ion offerings aren’t up to the task. They can’t run a home for more than a few hours or most cars for more than 100 miles (160 kilometers). At about $400 per kilowatt-hour, they’re double the price analysts say will unleash widespread green power. “Developing a storage system beyond lithium-ion is critical to unlocking the value of electric vehicles and renewable energy,” says Andrew Chung, a partner at Menlo Park, California–based venture capital firm Khosla Ventures.

Aquion Energy and Ideal Power Announce Technology Partnership

Aquion Energy Verifies Compatibility of Power Conversion Systems and Aqueous Hybrid Ion Batteries

Morgan's Fuel Flow Sensors Keeps Motorsport Moving

Morgan Advanced Materials and Sentronics have been working together to create a new fuel flow sensor which is providing motorsport manufacturers with accuracies of +/- 0.25 per cent, an industry-leading innovation which is contributing to increased control over fuel consumption.

Intersolar Europe Exhibitions - Energy Storage

STORE THE SUNS ENERGY AND SAVE MONEY - LOWER PRICES AND STATE INCENTIVES MAKE PHOTOVOLTAIC STORAGE SYSTEMS EVEN MORE ATTRACTIVE

New Residential Energy Storage System for Solar and Smart Home Connectivity

JuiceBox Energy, Inc. announces availability of a new 8.6kWh lithium-ion energy storage system for solar energy storage and smart home connectivity. With this product release, JuiceBox enters the rapidly growing residential energy storage market with a safe and reliable, web-connected product that can be installed on new and existing solar energy installations.

ALTEN Battery Chargers Launches a Propane Battery Charging DC Generator for Low Emission Off-Grid Solar and Battery Support

ALTEN Battery Chargers Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the ALTEN P1 propane and natural gas battery charging DC generator. Powered by an ALTEN converted propane engine with an industry leading Subaru 5-year engine warranty, the P1 greatly improves telecom and industrial off grid solar reliability and battery life while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

AEG Power Solutions' Thyrobox VR Avoids Grid Expansion Costs Due to Renewables Integration

No costly underground cable laying required by grid utilities ---Solves problem of voltage tolerance band violation ---Compact, robust design with easy installation

OutBack Power Launches Energy Storage Incentive Program for Solar Installers

New program motivates installers to participate in the future of energy storage

US Energy Storage Management Systems Market to Grow Tenfold by 2019

A new report identifies energy storage management system market drivers and barriers, details the vendor landscape, and provides case studies and sales forecasts.

Sunvault Energy Graphene based Supercapacitor Will Compete with Tesla Battery Plans

At the conference the Company displayed the ability to 3D print device parts, which can significantly reduce manufacturing costs.

PVinsights : The uninterrupted weak demand made solar price drop further in April.

Without Chinese domestic demand recovery, Chinese module providers inclined to offer more attractive prices to obtain more orders. Moreover, more and more Chinese solar panel makers are planning to build up their facility outside China and aggressive to offer attractive price to American solar project developers or investors.

Turbines Market is Expected to Reach USD 191.87 Billion by 2020 in terms of Revenue

Turbines Market by Product (Hydro, Steam, Gas-based, Wind and Nuclear) for Applications (Power Generation, Power Storage, Marine and Aeronautics) - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020

Revenue from Energy Storage Technologies is Expected to Exceed $21 Billion Annually by 2024, According to Navigant Research

Vendors are under pressure to deliver more consistent, lower pricing, report concludes

UH Researchers Discover N-Type Polymer for Fast Organic Battery

New Material Opens the Door to Low-Cost, Environmentally Friendly Energy Use

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