Nine-hour energy storage requirement makes one natural gas replacement project in California tricky

Andy Colthorpe for Energy-Storage News: The requirement of nine hours of energy storage duration at a project touted as a possible replacement for a new natural gas plant in California makes it tough for the newer technology to compete on cost, an analyst has said.

Boosting Tidal Power

NauticExpo: Developed by Netherlands-based Water2Energy, a vertical axis water turbine (VAWT) with an innovative pitch control system is proving from 30% to 50% more efficient than traditional systems.

The Water Battery as a Natural Power Storage Facility

Max Bögl Wind AG demonstrates its new power plant and storage concept at the ESNA in California.

Power Utility Replaces Aging Transformers with Customized, Drop-in Units

New-generation power transformers at Avista's Kettle Falls plant demonstrate the benefits of acquiring replacement units that fit existing footprints and connections.

Rail Energy Storage Harnesses the Power of Gravity All the Livelong Day

Glenn McDonald for Seeker: A California startup is repurposing trains and rail cars to help the storage capacity of renewable energy utilities compete with fossil fuels.

FAQ: Renewables In India

The drivers of growth are threefold: price parity with traditional energy sources, a greener footprint, and a government push towards cleaner energy.

Small components. Big impact.

White Paper contributed by Stäubli Electrical Connectors: Attention to the smallest detail always shows the biggest returns. Connectors may be small components, but their influence on the efficiency and bankability of a PV project is undeniable.

Solar energy stocks tanked today, but don't blame the total eclipse, analysts say

Tom DiChristopher for CNBC: Analysts cautioned against assigning causation and instead pointed to a trade dispute and potential new tariffs on foreign solar panels.

One of the biggest criticisms against wind and solar energy has been quashed

Akshat Rathi for Quartz: Wind and solar energy helped avoid between 3,000 and 12,700 premature deaths in the US between 2007 and 2015.

The Home Depot Converting 50 Rooftops to Solar Farms

The project will reduce electricity grid demand by an estimated 30 to 35 percent annually at each Home Depot store; the equivalent of powering 2,300 average U.S. homes for a year.

Tech Guru Unveils New Battery To Challenge Lithium-Ion

The three main possible applications of the new alkaline battery technology would be consumer electronics, electric cars, and energy storage for the power grid, according to the developers.

How Will the Eclipse Affect Solar Power?

Electricity generation for the entire country will be somewhat affected by the eclipse, but some states will see a larger drop in solar power than others, depending on how much of the sun is blocked by the moon in their specific location. Fortunately, there are plenty of energy resources available to fill the gap.

Solar panels: Nanotechnology gives green energy a green color

American Institute of Physics via Science Daily: Researchers have created green solar panels using soft imprint lithography to print an array of nanocylinders that scatter green light

AltEnergyMag.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of Solar Power International 2017

Solar Power International 2017 was held from September 10th to 13th in Las Vegas, Nevada. This AltEnergyMag.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years events.

How the Mining Industry Can Win with Renewables

In sustainability terms, RMI estimates that electrification and deployment of renewables in the mining industry could reduce up to a gigaton of carbon emissions from the sector.

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