Advanced Energy Storage Articles

  • How to Choose The Best Back-Up Power: Generators, Batteries and SimpliPhi Power

    If you want to buy back-up power to avoid blackouts caused by extreme weather or grid outages, it helps to consider value, reliability, safety, and your usage ...


    By Simpliphi Power, Inc.

  • Renewable Energy Storage Tax & Incentive Bill to Speed Up The Development of Storage Technology

    In Colorado, renewable energy now accounts for nearly 25 percent of the net power generation. The next level of growth in the renewable energy industry is set to come from innovations in energy storage technology. House Skips New Tax ...


    By CleanEnergyAuthority.com

  • Chile CSP developer predicts world’s lowest price in June

    The Cerro Dominador group is working with strong construction partners on its Likana CSP project to cut costs and beat gas plant prices, buoyed by progress at its first plant in Chile, Fernando Gonzalez, CEO of Cerro Dominador, told the CSP Madrid 2019 conference. As developer Cerro Dominador nears completion of Latin America's first CSP plant in Chile, the company is ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Fire halts construction at Chile`s first CSP tower; US channels $30 million into CSP research

    Fire stops building work at Cerro Dominador in Chile A fire broke out Tuesday at the 110 MW Cerro Dominador CSP project, currently under construction in Chile's Atacama desert, the developer said on Twitter. The fire was spotted at 20:00 local time Tuesday at the top of the 250-meter receiver tower, development company Cerro Dominador, a subsidiary of EIG Global Energy Partners, ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Vast Solar in talks with Australian mining groups for first CSP plant

    Modular CSP developer Vast Solar sees Australia's mining sector as the greatest deployment opportunity before wind and PV growth creates wholesale market openings, Craig Wood, CEO of Vast Solar, told New Energy Update. Vast Solar's quest to build Australia's first large-scale CSP plant could soon be boosted by new offtake contracts with the mining sector. The ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Reverse DC-Coupled PV+Storage

    In 2018, Dynapower deployed the first DC-DC converter in a DC-coupled PV+S (PV + storage) configuration at an existing utility-scale PV+S installation. Since then, the innovative solar-plus-storage solution has gained traction due to the ability of DC-coupled PV+S to increase PV energy capture and decrease the costs ...


    By Dynapower Company, LLC.

  • Coin Type Series 0.1F~1.5F 5.5V super capacitor

    Brief introduction of coin cell supercapacitor Supercapacitor or double layer capacitor is a brand a new type of energy storage device. It is one of the most advanced inventions in recent years, which is much better than conventional capacitor from many aspects. Supercapacitor or ultracap is now widely used, of which coin cell supercapacitor plays an important role in the application of supercap ...

  • Cerro Dominador CSP developer plans larger plants in Chile

    The ground-breaking 110 MW Cerro Dominador CSP plant could start commissioning by end of 2019 and the fund-owned developer is studying larger projects at three other sites in northern Chile, Francisco Vizcaino, Project Director at Cerro Dominador, told New Energy Update. After a troubled start, Latin America's first utility-scale CSP plant is now in the final stages of ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Chile CSP pioneer signs PPA with Copec; Silicon storage to replace Aurora CSP project

    Cerro Dominador signs PPA with Copec energy group Cerro Dominador, Latin America's first CSP plant, has signed a five-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Chilean fuel distributor Copec, Cerro Dominador, a subsidiary of EIG Global Energy Partners, said December 11. Located on a 146-hectare site in the Atacama desert, the 110 MW Cerro Dominador plant will enter commercial ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Designing renewable contracts that value CSP storage

    As California ramps up its storage requirements, it has not included Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with integrated energy storage. Instead it is testing pilot projects using batteries at utility-scale, even though it must be obvious to bean counters at utilities ...


    By New Energy Update

  • The Emerging Power of Microgrids

    Over many decades, the centralized power grid — a one-way flow of electricity, generated by large, remote power plants and distributed over miles of transmission lines to homes and businesses — succeeded in delivering electricity across continents to billions. But in recent years the system’s shortcomings have become increasingly ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Hydrogen Storage - Solution for an Intermittent Energy Source

    Storing solar energy through hydrogen versus traditional storage solutions Today, energy is either transmitted directly to the consumer through the grid or stored as backup power for future use via batteries, pumping water, etc. When it comes to solar and wind energy, it becomes extraordinarily difficult to take full advantage of the renewable sources using traditional methods of power ...


    By Verde LLC

  • Efficiency beyond pizza money: The military’s gigantic bite

    Is efficiency worth the bother if you save only $5-$10 per month on your energy bill? Many homeowners think not. One dad told us his family would rather save money by just skipping a pizza order once a month. That sentiment is not unusual.   But it is hard to negate the economic value of efficiency if you spend $20 billion per year on energy, as does ...

  • Are you eligible for a manufacturing tax credit?

    The United States has been generous with tax credits for energy production. But until now, it’s been somewhat miserly about giving breaks to those who make the equipment that makes the energy – or saves it.That’s changed with creation of the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Credit (MTC), part of the federal stimulus package. The 30% tax credit makes $2.3 billion available for new, expanded, or ...

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