Energy Storage Articles

  • Clayhill – the UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm

    Project Outline: Clayhill solar farm, located in Milton Keynes, was officially opened on 26 September 2017 by Claire Perry MP, the UK Minister for Climate Change & Industry. It took 12 weeks to complete and combines the latest in solar and energy storage technology, with 10MW of solar PV co-located with 5 energy storage units totalling 6MW. Anesco’s team ...


    By Anesco Ltd

  • Firebricks offer low-cost storage for carbon-free energy

    Original story at MIT News Ancient technology could be used to level electricity prices for renewables. Firebricks, designed to withstand high heat, have been part of our technological arsenal for at least three millennia, since the era of the Hittites. ...

  • Solar Plus Energy Storage - A guide to maximizing production and profit with a DC converter

    Traditional storage plus solar (PV) applications have involved the coupling of independent storage and PV inverters at an AC bus, or alternatively the use of multi-input hybrid inverters. Here we will examine how a new cost-effective approach of coupling energy storage to existing PV arrays with a DC-to-DC converter can help maximize production and profi ts for existing and new utility-scale ...


    By Dynapower Company, LLC.

  • Tracking clean energy progress

    Each year, the IEA’s Tracking Clean Energy Progress (TCEP) report examines developments across a range of clean energy sectors and technologies. The TCEP uses benchmarks for 2025 as modelled in Energy Technology Perspectives 2017, as well as the milestones identified in the IEA Technology Roadmaps. Measuring against these benchmarks provides an assessment of whether technologies, energy ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Building Energy Modeling 101: HVAC Design and Operation Use Case

    A great deal of energy use in buildings goes toward heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC). In 2015, HVAC consumed 15.5 quads. The first step in reducing HVAC energy use is reducing heating and cooling load—i.e., the amount of heat that needs to be added to or removed from a building—typically by reducing heat from equipment and lighting; minimizing unnecessary ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • How Energy Storage Can Pave the Way for Renewable Energy Adoption

    Introduction Renewable energy offers a hopeful promise to reduce the energy sector’s carbon footprint, but many challenges must be addressed before it can be more extensively integrated into our society. One of the greatest barriers to widespread adoption is quite simply that due to the nature of renewable energy – the fact that it is produced only when solar rays, wind, etc. ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Integrating Reverse-Electrodialysis Stacks with flow batteries for improved energy recovery from salinity gradients and energy storage

    Abstract Salinity gradient energy can be directly converted into electrical power by using reverse electrodialysis (RED) and other technologies, but reported power densities have been too low for practical applications. Herein, the RED stack performance was improved by using 2,6-dihydroxyanthraquinone and ferrocyanide as redox couples. These electrolytes were then used in a flow battery to ...


    By SusChem

  • Considerations for Solar Energy Systems that owners must know about

    Considerations for Solar Energy Systems that Owners Must Know About Installing solar energy in your home requires understanding key variables that can help you put together a fully functioning off-grid solar system. These factors include the following: daily energy consumption, number of solar panels, battery selection and maintenance. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Ellen Williams: The future of energy innovation

    As director of the U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy, Ellen Williams plays a pivotal role in cultivating and guiding energy technology discovery and development in the United States. Ensia recently invited Williams to share her views on what we should watch for in the wide world of energy innovation in the months and years to come. What in your ...


    By Ensia

  • Geli Keeps the Lights On When Utilities Can’t - Case Study

    Challenge Imagine you’ve found the perfect plot of land and construction has started on your dream home, but in order to turn the lights on it will cost an additional $250,000. That’s exactly what happened to one couple in Marin county in Northern California. When local utility Pacific Gas & Electric quoted an exorbitant price to extend grid power to their new home, the ...


    By Growing Energy Labs, Inc.

  • Energy Storage 301: Solar + Storage Economics - Case Study

    In this post we examine the economics of solar + storage. Specifically, we calculate the value of solar and storage for two commercial buildings in each of three markets: California, New York, and Hawaii. We find solar and storage are strongly synergistic in all three markets. The NPVs of solar + storage investments are greater than the sum of the NPVs of solar investments and storage investments ...


    By Growing Energy Labs, Inc.

  • Geli Enables BMW EV Demand Response Program - Case Study

    Challenge BMW Technology Group planned to launch a ground-breaking electric vehicle (EV) program called i ChargeForward that would allow individual BMW i3 owners to earn money by participating in demand response (DR) events. However, in order for BMW to participate in Pacific Gas & Electric’s day-ahead and real-time DR markets, it needed to guarantee 100 kilowatts (kW) of demand ...


    By Growing Energy Labs, Inc.

  • How do Photovoltaic Cells Actually Work?

    Solar power is an abundant renewable source that could be the solution to our future energy needs, but just how does a solar array produce the electricity that powers our lives? The short answer is that, through a solar panel, photons (light particles) are able to knock electrons off atoms and this causes a flow of electricity. The long ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • National Grid Winter Outlook Report 2016

    Winter is coming….and the lights will be staying on Since March this year there have been a number of developments that have raised concerns over the ability to meet the UK’s energy demand, particularly during this winter period. A number of unplanned coal plant outages in the first half of the year have tightened supply margins significantly and placed greater strain on ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • The three S approach to uncertainty

    Life seems to be getting more and more uncertain. We are being warned about a Brexit rollercoaster and the oil price, at least in percentage terms, seems to be doing a good impersonation of an elevator; up one minute, down the next. All this uncertainty makes decision-making complex , especially when they concern long-life assets. Against this background I have been thinking about the question of ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Farah Hospital to save 416,085 USD per year with TES solution - Case Study

    ARANER, is not only the leading company in Turbine Inlet Air Cooling and innovative District Cooling Solutions, but has also designed and implemented some of the world’s biggest Thermal Energy Storage Systems. Just as we did with Farah Hospital located in Amman (Jordan), which is considered the biggest and most prestigious hospital in the Middle East. We take on each Thermal ...


    By ARANER

  • Sun at Night: Sunny Boy Storage in the Field

    Heinrich Eurich reports on his initial experiences with his PV storage system comprising the Sunny Boy Storage and Tesla Powerwall. As part of the field test for the Sunny Boy Storage, the SMA employee was one of the first to have the new storage system installed. “Darn it, back payments again!” That’s how I always reacted when the annual electricity bill from the public utility ...


    By SMA Solar

  • Carbon Nanotubes and Nanohorn Hybrid Composite Buckypaper as Microporous Layer for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell

    Abstract In the present work, carbon nanotubes (CNT) and CNT-carbon nanohorns (CNH) (0, 30, 50, 70 and 100 wt.% CNH) composite Buckypapers (BPs) were fabricated using vacuum filtration technique. Structure and property relation of composite BPs were studied using scanning electron microscope, four probe technique, BET surface area and contact angle measurements. Properties such as ...


    By SusChem

  • Marine AC UPS for Critical Offshore Installations

    Equipment installed in ships or offshore installations typically operate under tough conditions, and any possible equipment failures can have serious cost impact. Despite this, products not really suited for the applications are often chosen based on the initial cost rather than looking at the total cost of ownership. One example is the use of a modular marine AC UPS versus the use of a modified ...


    By Eltek AS

  • How Do Stratified Thermal Energy Storage Tanks Work?

    The world is facing two headaches in regards to energy development: new sources of energy and innovation of affordable and efficient energy storage systems. Energy wastage is a chief concern and the solutions provided by stratified thermal energy storage systems give a massive boost to cost saving measures. At ARANER, we are constantly innovating and looking for the solutions that will ...


    By ARANER

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