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.

  • Power Off-Grid Mobile Networks and Universal Connectivity: A New Business Case

    Executive Summary The accelerating drive for universal mobile access, for people and increasingly for connected vehicles and objects, means that expansion of the cellular network is outpacing that of the electricity grid. According to the GSMA, the number of off-grid base stations is expected to rise from 320,000 in 2014 to 390,000 in 2020, while base stations with unreliable ...


    By GenCell Ltd

  • Mitsubishi group to buy Dutch green energy supplier; European renewables fund raises 857 million euros

    Mitsubishi-led group to buy Dutch renewable energy supplier A Japanese consortium led by Mitsubishi Corporation is set to buy Dutch renewable energy supplier Eneco for a total equity value of 4.1 billion euros ($4.6 billion) after agreeing terms with Eneco's main shareholders, the companies said November 25. The 'Diamond Chubu' consortium, which is owned by Mitsubishi ...


    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

  • Acciona enters US PV market in giant Tenaska deal; New York to build 316 MW battery

    Spain's Acciona buys 3 GW of US PV projects, 1 GW of energy storage Spanish group Acciona has acquired 3 GW of U.S. PV projects and 1 GW of energy storage capacity currently being developed by Tenaska, Acciona announced October 21. The transaction covers 20 projects in the States of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri, located within ...


    By New Energy Update

  • 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

  • Morocco extends deadline for Noor Midelt II bids; Lebanon launches feasibility study for first CSP plant

    Morocco extends tender deadline for 230 MW Noor Midelt II project The Moroccan Sustainable Energy Agency (Masen) has extended the tender deadline for the 230 MW Noor Midelt II CSP-PV project by a "few additional weeks" to later this month, Moroccan media reported October 9. The Noor Midelt II tender was launched in July and developers originally had until September 16 to submit ...


    By New Energy Update

  • CSP cloud cameras set to cut sun block losses

    Cutting-edge camera technology and irradiation forecasts could increase CSP revenues by several percentage points and boost competitiveness in key China and Middle East markets, researchers say. Advances in sky camera systems are set to drive up CSP efficiency in the coming years. In November, U.S. technology developer Heliogen hit ...


    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

  • Off-Grid Solar Systems – Self Sustainable Solar Energy

    Newer, more efficient solar panels and inverters have been in the news recently, but advancements in solar technology aren’t limited to standard equipment. Energy storage is also moving closer to mass-market adoption, and more installers are offering solar batteries and solar panel battery banks (a.k.a. solar-plus-storage) as an option for homeowners. Solar-plus-storage systems include a ...


    By GreenBrilliance

  • Simplistic understanding of transitioning to renewables in Colorado

    We have all heard that renewables are now cheaper than coal or gas, especially after the Xcel bid that was reported in 2018, with PV with battery storage at a median price of $38/MWh (3.8 C/kWh) and Wind at $19.3/MWh (1.9 c/kWh). If this is true, why don't we just replace everything with wind and solar right now? It is, of course, a bit trickier than that. These prices, listed above, are for ...


    By Sinton Instruments

  • Solar Basics: Roof-Mounted Vs. Ground-Mounted

    When a business goes solar, one major decision is the type of system that is best for the site: roof-mounted or ground-mounted? In this blog, we will break down some of the major distinctions and discuss when one type would be better suited for certain sites. What Is a Roof-Mounted System? In a rooftop solar system, photovoltaic panels are mounted on the roof of a building, as the ...


    By EnterSolar

  • 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

  • The Big Deal With FUEL CELLS

    Hydrogen is increasingly seen as a fuel of the future. Globally, more than 65,000 fuel cells, totaling over 300 MW, were shipped worldwide in 2016. Introduction The third industrial revolution, according to American economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin, will create a prosperous economy powered by clean energy and the Internet of Things. Hydrogen will be ...


    By GenCell Ltd

  • Why do UPS capacitors fail and require replacing?

    Read this free whitepaper to find out more about UPS capacitors Capacitors are an integral part in any UPS system, smoothing, filtering and storing energy. But they are also amongst the components in an uninterruptible power supply that are most likely to fail (along with batteries). We’ve put together an informative whitepaper that looks at UPS capacitors in ...


    By Riello UPS Spa

  • 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to the fathers of the fossil-free era

    This years’ Nobel Prizes have just been awarded and the chemistry prize recognizes the three men who developed the lithium-ion battery. It’s a technology that’s taken for granted by many of us, but this rechargeable, powerful, compact and lightweight battery has made the technology we take for granted possible. It’s why mobile phones are so lightweight and why you can use ...

  • Accelerating clean energy innovation means tailoring R&D policy to technology scale and risk

    The energy sector is technology-intensive, and it has passed through several innovation-led transformations in the last two centuries The last 200 years of the history of energy could be characterised, without too much exaggeration, as five or six long periods of disruption and uncertainty, punctuated by moments of stability. The energy sector is technology-intensive, and it has ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Intro to Hydropower - Measuring Head and Flow

    Small-scale hydro is the only renewable energy source that works for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the first article in this series (HP103), I explained the basics of hydroelectric system theory, and reviewed system components. This article focuses on measuring a stream’s head and flow. Before you can ...

  • Heat Flux Sensing in Battery Monitoring

    Batteries are critical devices for many people today: they power smartphones, laptops, and even cars! The wide adoption of batteries was possible because of the invention of the lithium-ion battery (whose inventors won the Nobel Prize this year). If we look at its results, the Li-Ion battery was surely one of the most important engineering achievements of the last 50 years. Given its importance, ...


    By Hoskin Scientific Limited

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