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
In Part I, we explored past and present wind costs and noted rapid inflation. This was the first step in an exploration of David Roberts’ claim that renewable electricity was less expensive than nuclear generated electricity, but there are many other factors that I did not touch on or…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/wind-2/the-cost-of-wind-energy-part-ii-renewable-electricity-was-less-expensive-than-nuclear-generated-electricity/ cost effectiveness, Cost of Wind Energy, Efficiency, Electricity Grid, Energy Demand, Finance, nuclear generated electricity, Nuclear Power, renewable electricity, Storage, Utilities, Wind, wind energy industry
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
The idea of an “artificial leaf” sounds simple enough: Take a small, cheap, light-collecting device the size of a typical leaf, dunk it in a quart of water, and use solar energy to generate enough hydrogen gas for powering a small fuel cell. Scaled up, these solar-derived fuel cells would…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/soalr/energy-innovation-artificial-leaf-could-blow-up-fuel-cell-market-energy-storage-solution/ clean energy innovation, Cleantech, Efficiency, Electricity, Hydrogen – Fuel Cells, National Institute of Standards and Technology, News, NIST, photo electro chemical (PEC), photoelectrochemical, photovoltaic cell, Solar Power, Storage, Water
Consumers Energy Company (Consumers) is an electric and natural gas utility. Consumers is the wholly owned subsidiary of CMS Energy Corporation. The company owns and operates electric distribution and generation facilities, as well as gas transmission, storage, and distribution facilities. It…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/consumers-energy-company-alternative-energy-deals-and-alliances-profile-new-company-profile-report-gas-transmission-storage-and-distribution-facilities/ Alternative Energy, Consumers Energy Company, Deals and Alliances Profile, distribution facilities, electric and natural gas operations, energy efficiency, gas transmission, new company profile report, Storage
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