Energy Storage
186 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by George Rodriguez
Scoop.it!

Siemens Installing First Regenerative Energy Storage Unit in the US on New ... - Fort Mills Times

Siemens Installing First Regenerative Energy Storage Unit in the US on New ...
Fort Mills Times
Siemens is currently installing the first Sitras SES Energy Storage Unit with supercapacitor technology in the U.S.
George Rodriguez's insight:

Supercapacitor technology applied to light rail.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by George Rodriguez
Scoop.it!

PRESS RELEASE: EnerDel Signs Strategic MOU with Emerald Technology Partners for Lithium-ion Power Cells for WedWay

PRESS RELEASE: EnerDel Signs Strategic MOU with Emerald Technology Partners for Lithium-ion Power Cells for WedWay | Energy Storage | Scoop.it
POSTED FROM ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE  April 9, 2013 Indianapolis, Indiana Emerald Technology Partners and EnerDel, Inc., today announced that the two companies recently signed a strategic memorandum-...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by George Rodriguez
Scoop.it!

Another Small Step for Reflow Battery - IEEE Spectrum

Another Small Step for Reflow Battery - IEEE Spectrum | Energy Storage | Scoop.it
IEEE Spectrum Another Small Step for Reflow Battery IEEE Spectrum Having already entered into a strategic alliance in the last year, the Canadian company American Vanadium and Germany's Gildemeister announced this week that the former will market...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by George Rodriguez
Scoop.it!

Zinc-air battery could be low-cost alternative to lithium-ion | News | The Engineer

Zinc-air battery could be low-cost alternative to lithium-ion | News | The Engineer | Energy Storage | Scoop.it
An advanced zinc-air battery has higher catalytic activity and durability than similar batteries made with platinum and iridium catalysts, claim researchers at Stanford University.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by George Rodriguez
Scoop.it!

Solar-Powered Kettle Chips Will Help Test Renewable Energy Batteries In Salem

Solar-Powered Kettle Chips Will Help Test Renewable Energy Batteries In Salem | Energy Storage | Scoop.it
A new smart grid project launching today in Salem is aiming to fill the gaps in solar power at the Kettle Chips plant with renewable energy stored in a room full of lithium ion batteries.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by George Rodriguez
Scoop.it!

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Energy Storage Bill :: POWER Magazine

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Energy Storage Bill :: POWER Magazine | Energy Storage | Scoop.it
A new bill introduced in the Senate seeks to encourage the development of renewable power and lower consumer costs through the deployment of energy storage technologies.
George Rodriguez's insight:

Notice how this year's bill differs by lowering the minimum storage size from 20 kWh to 5 kWh.  This would open up the credits to small businesses.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by George Rodriguez from Tracking the Future
Scoop.it!

New lithium-ion battery design that’s 2,000 times more powerful, recharges 1,000 times faster

New lithium-ion battery design that’s 2,000 times more powerful, recharges 1,000 times faster | Energy Storage | Scoop.it

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new lithium-ion battery technology that is 2,000 times more powerful than comparable batteries. According to the researchers, this is not simply an evolutionary step in battery tech, “It’s a new enabling technology… it breaks the normal paradigms of energy sources. It’s allowing us to do different, new things.”


Via Szabolcs Kósa
George Rodriguez's insight:

If I had a nickel for every claim that a new technology will revolutionize the energy storage space...let's just say I would have a lot of nickels.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by George Rodriguez from Business Market Research Reports
Scoop.it!

Research on Global and China Consumer Electronics Lithium Battery Industry, 2013-2017 – RnR Market Research

Research on Global and China Consumer Electronics Lithium Battery Industry, 2013-2017 – RnR Market Research | Energy Storage | Scoop.it

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Research on Global and China Consumer Electronics Lithium Battery Industry, 2013-2017” new report on its database.

 

In 2012, the capacity of global lithium battery market was 33.5GWH with the growth rate of 30%; of which, the consumer electronics accounted for 88%, electric vehicles accounted for 11%, and energy storage and UPS accounted for 1%. The growth rate of consumer electronics was 23%, which was relatively stable.

 

In 2012, due to the rapid development of smart phones and tablet PCs, the output of global lithium-ion battery industry increased by about 8% over 2011, and reached 5.724 billion units. Of which, the output of consumer electronics lithium battery was 5.03 billion units. In 2012, the output of China-made lithium-ion battery (including the output of Japanese and South Korean enterprises in China) reached 2.5 billion units, increased by 10% year-on-year. Of which, the output of consumer electronics lithium battery was 1.93 billion units.

 

Complete report available @ http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/research-on-global-and-china-consumer-electronics-lithium-battery-industry-2013-2017-market-report.html

 

Huidian Research believes that in the next five years, the traditional small lithium-ion battery will show steady growth trend driven by the development of tablet PCs and ultrabooks; power battery and energy storage battery will become new growth points in the lithium-ion battery industry.

 

It is estimated that by 2017, the scale of Chins’ lithium battery market will reach CNY 197.58 billion, and the compound growth rate is expected to reach over 30%; of which, the scale of consumer electronics lithium battery market will reach CNY 138.3 billion.

 

Buy a Report Copy @ http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/contacts/purchase?rname=98090


Via MarketResearchView
George Rodriguez's insight:

Amazing how small energy storage is of the total battery market according to this report.  And how much potential growth there is to come.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by George Rodriguez
Scoop.it!

A123 Energy Solutions commissions grid energy storage in Hawaii

A123 Energy Solutions commissions grid energy storage in Hawaii | Energy Storage | Scoop.it
a href=http://www.elp.com/articles/2013/05/a123-power-grid-energy-storage-battery-system-certified-in-europ.htmlA123 Energya Solutions, a developer and manufacturer of advanced energy storage systems, commissioned its long duration grid storage...
George Rodriguez's insight:

A123 making good on its promise to get into energy storage.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by George Rodriguez
Scoop.it!

Vinod Khosla Slaps Energy Storage With Some Tough Love : Greentech Media

Vinod Khosla Slaps Energy Storage With Some Tough Love : Greentech Media | Energy Storage | Scoop.it
The VC investor recognizes the value of storage, questions the technologies being applied, and alienates most of the industry.
George Rodriguez's insight:

Almost two years later and I wonder where we are at now?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by George Rodriguez
Scoop.it!

Nanomaterial Introduces Zinc-Air Batteries to the EV Party - IEEE Spectrum

Nanomaterial Introduces Zinc-Air Batteries to the EV Party - IEEE Spectrum | Energy Storage | Scoop.it
IEEE Spectrum Nanomaterial Introduces Zinc-Air Batteries to the EV Party IEEE Spectrum The market's turn towards this realization is evidenced by the demise of two high flying manufacturers of Li-ion batteries based on nanotechnology: Ener1 and...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by George Rodriguez
Scoop.it!

Flywheel Energy Storage Lives On at Beacon Power : Greentech Media

Flywheel Energy Storage Lives On at Beacon Power : Greentech Media | Energy Storage | Scoop.it
An update on Beacon, emerging from bankruptcy to work the frequency regulation markets (Flywheel #EnergyStorage Lives On at Beacon Power : Greentech Media http://t.co/nZor8HtDvS via @greentechmedia)...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by George Rodriguez
Scoop.it!

Lessons Learned From SolarCity’s First Home Energy Storage Installs, Updated : Greentech Media

Lessons Learned From SolarCity’s First Home Energy Storage Installs, Updated : Greentech Media | Energy Storage | Scoop.it
Never mind the bollards. Updated with images.
George Rodriguez's insight:

Energy storage for renewables will continue to grow.  And SolarCity seems to be best positioned solar company to take advantage of that.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by George Rodriguez from Amazing Science
Scoop.it!

Ocean Renewable Energy Storage (ORES) System: Analysis of an Undersea Energy Storage Concept

Ocean Renewable Energy Storage (ORES) System: Analysis of an Undersea Energy Storage Concept | Energy Storage | Scoop.it

Due to its higher capacity factor and proximity to densely populated areas, offshore wind power with integrated energy storage could satisfy > 20% of U.S. electricity demand. Similar results could also be obtained in many parts of the world. The offshore environment can be used for unobtrusive, safe, and economical utility-scale energy storage by taking advantage of the hydrostatic pressure at ocean depths to store energy by pumping water out of concrete spheres and later allowing it to flow back in through a turbine to generate electricity.

 

The storage spheres are an ideal complement to energy harvesting machines, such as floating wind turbines (FWTs). The system could provide near-base-load-quality utility-scale renewable energy and do double duty as the anchoring point for the generation platforms. Analysis indicates that storage can be economically feasible at depths as shallow as 200 m, with cost per megawatt hour of storage dropping until 1500 m before beginning to trend upward. The sweet spot occurs when the concrete wall thickness to withstand the hydrostatic pressure provides enough ballast mass, and this will depend on the strength of used concrete and reinforcement. In addition, the required concrete would use significant amounts of fly ash from coal-fired power plants, and the spheres can serve as artificial reefs.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
George Rodriguez's insight:

Ocean Renewable Energy Storage (ORES) - first I have heard about it.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by George Rodriguez from @The Convergence of ICT & Distributed Renewable Energy
Scoop.it!

Compressed Air Energy Storage In The Northwest — Enough Wind Energy To Power 85,000 Homes For 1 Month Can Be Stored In Porous Rocks | Clean Technica

Compressed Air Energy Storage In The Northwest — Enough Wind Energy To Power 85,000 Homes For 1 Month Can Be Stored In Porous Rocks | Clean Technica | Energy Storage | Scoop.it

Around 85,000 households in the Northwest could be powered every month by the energy that could be stored deep underground in the region’s porous rock, according to new research. By utilizing such an energy storage solution, the region’s substantial wind energy resources could be put to full use.

 

The work, done by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Bonneville Power Administration, has identified two practical methods for putting this energy storage approach into practice, and also two very well-suited locations in Eastern Washington.

 

The compressed air energy storage solution is an extremely appealing one for the region because of the abundant wind energy potential there. This energy is often generated at night when the winds in the region are strongest. Unfortunately, energy demands are lowest at that time. So, a means of being able to produce maximum amounts of energy when the potential is highest and simply save this energy for later use is very appealing. One significant advantage of the compressed air solution is that such plants can be designed to switch between energy storage and power generation very quickly — within minutes.

 

Click headline to read more--


Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
George Rodriguez's insight:

Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) and wind power, exciting potential combo in the Northwest.

more...
No comment yet.