In what sounds like a solution in search of a problem, a few years ago researchers at Rice University figured out a way to create graphene ribbons by “unzipping” carbon nanotubes. Well, now it looks like a problem has been found, and it’s a big one with huge implications for the solar and…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/unzpip-a-carbon-nanotube-find-a-graphene-ribbon-create-a-flexible-li-ion-battery-few-years-ago-researchers-at-rice-university/ advanced energy storage, Carbon Nanotube, Energy Storage, graphene nanoribbons, How To Make A Graphene Nanoribbon, researchers at Rice University, sulfur-lithium technology
Lux Research have released a new report which states that grid storage demand will grow to $10.4 billion in 2017, and that “strategic valuable partnerships are key to success”.
The grid storage market has grown surprisingly fast, starting from a modest $200 million in 2012, making the $10.4…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/energy-finance/global-grid-energy-storage-market-to-reach-10-4-billion-in-2017-strategic-valuable-partnerships-are-key-to-success/ advanced energy storage, Cleantech, Electricity Grid, Energy and Economy, energy investment, Finance, Global Grid Energy Storage Market, Global Grid Storage Market, Green Business, grid infrastructure, Lux Research, News, SEIA, smart meter, Solar Energy Industries Association, Storage
Many people believe that we can realistically build a 100% renewable energy society by 2050, thereby totally getting off fossil fuels in time to avoid the problems related to peak oil and climate change. This is certainly an extremely attractive ideal and, theoretically, it could be accomplished…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/renewable-energy/renewable-energy-and-the-law-of-receding-horizons-build-a-100-renewable-energy-society-by-2050/ 100% renewable energy, advanced energy storage, Biofuels, Carbon and De-carbonization, Climate, energy investment, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power, Politics & Legislation, Receding Horizons, renewable energy, Renewables, Storage
Energy storage is often called the holy grail of renewable energy. The problem with the “grail”language is that the grail was never located. At least not with a compelling business case.
There is a lot to report from this week’s Energy Storage Association…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/environment/grid-scale-energy-storage-on-the-cusp-of-true-market-entry-holy-grail-of-renewable-energy-energy-storage-association-meeting/ advanced energy storage, big data, Electricity Grid, Energy and Economy, Energy Storage Association meeting, Finance, grid infrastructure, Grid-Scale Energy Storage, renewable energy, Renewables, Storage, Tech, True Market Entry
Why do batteries for the grid cost so much more, on a per-kilowatt-hour basis, than batteries for laptops, or even for electric vehicles? It’s not the cost of the battery technologies themselves, or even necessarily what grid customers are demanding from them.
Instead, it’s that today’s…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/environment/plug-and-play-grid-energy-storage-thanks-to-1energys-software-per-kilowatt-hour-basis-grid-scale-battery-projects/ 1Energy’s Software, advanced energy storage, demand response, Electricity, Electricity Storage 1Energy’s Software, Electricity Storage Association (ESA), Finance, Green Business, Grid Energy Storage, grid infrastructure, grid-scale battery projects, per-kilowatt-hour basis, Plug-and-Play, Renewables, Smart Grid, software, Storage, Tech, Utilities
Wind and solar power generated 3.5% and about 0.1%, respectively, of US electricity last year. These figures represent large increases from much smaller levels in the last decade as the cost of these technologies declined significantly, particularly for solar photovoltaic (PV) modules….http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/renewable-energy/can-energy-storage-make-wind-and-solar-energy-as-reliable-as-coal-generated-3-5-and-about-0-1-respectively-of-us-electricity-last-year/ advanced energy storage, baseload power, deployment, Efficiency, Electricity Grid, Energy Storage Make, Finance, of US electricity, Reliable Coal energy, Solar Power, Storage, Tech, Wind, wind and solar energy
AES Energy Storage is one of the world’s biggest grid energy storage project developers, with 150 megawatts of battery-based energy storage installed from the windy hills of West Virginia to Chile’s Atacama desert. But that’s just a small part of the bigger business of parent…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/environment/energy-storage-meet-energy-markets-aes-energy-storage-is-one-of-the-worlds-biggest-grid-energy-storage-project-developers/ advanced energy storage, Electricity Grid, Energy and Economy, energy investment, Finance, Green Business, News, Renewables, software, Storage, Tech
Never-fail military microgrids are breaking new ground in distributed energy management. Now one of them is getting connected to the grid at large.
That’s the news from Fort Bliss, Texas, where the U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin cut the symbolic ribbon Thursday on the first Department of…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/the-military-microgrid-as-smart-grid-asset-miniature-grid-via-lockheeds-intelligent-microgrid-control-system/ advanced energy storage, Green Military Technology, Microgrid Control System, microgrids, Military Microgrid, miniature grid, News, Smart Grid, Solar Power, Storage, Tech, Utilities
After premiering its 2.5-megawatt, 120-meter rotor Brilliant wind turbine in February, GE is now announcing the commercial installation of the first three models that will integrate energy storage capability.
GE’s engineering advances have long been moving toward two broad objectives:…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/ge-adds-energy-storage-to-its-brilliant-wind-energy-turbine-ge-brilliant-machines-networking-infrastructure-and-wireless-communications-allow/ advanced energy storage, clean energy innovation, Cleantech, computer systems, Efficiency, Electricity Grid, GE Brilliant machine’s, GE’s engineering advances, networking infrastructure a, News, Storage, turbine’s multiple on board, Wind, wireless communications
Verizon has announced it will invest $100 million in a solar and fuel-cell energy project that will help power 19 of its facilities in seven states across the country. The company estimates the completed project will generate more than 70 million kilowatt of clean energy, which would be enough…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/videos/verizon-expands-clean-energy-investment-video/ advanced energy storage, clean energy investment, Cleantech, Electricity, energy investment, Finance, fuel cell, News, Solar Power, Storage, Sustainability