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Inexpensive storage systems could enable boom in renewables

Inexpensive storage systems could enable boom in renewables
One of the key technologies needed to transform world energy supplies away from fossil fuels and toward clean, renewable sources is a cheap and reliable way of storing and releasing energy. That will enable intermittent supplies such as solar and wind power, with their variable and often unpredictable outputs, to store energy that’s produced when it’s not needed and to release it when it’s needed most (or can be sold for the best price).
9th March 2017

Fraunhofer completes offshore pumped storage concept test

Fraunhofer completes offshore pumped storage concept test
The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology said it has completed a four-week test of its Stored Energy in the Sea (StEnSEA) concept. Fraunhofer said it recovered its three-meter diameter hollow sphere from the bottom of Lake Constance on the Swiss-German border, where it had been operating at a depth of about 100 meters. The technology uses water pressure to drive electromechanical pump components within a central tube of the storage unit.
8th March 2017

Renewable energy could power the Nordic countries

Renewable energy could power the Nordic countries
The Nordic countries could manage their energy supply through renewable energy alone but it would require the right mix of energy sources and an adaptation of both energy storage and distribution. This is the conclusion of a new study from Uppsala University, published in the journal Nature Energy. “Many are sceptic to entirely or partly removing nuclear power and fossil fuels, since there can be large fluctuations in how much electricity can be produced with renewable energy.
17th January 2017


Fine-tuning metal-oxide catalysts enhances energy storage

Fine-tuning metal-oxide catalysts enhances energy storage
Chemical reactions that release oxygen in the presence of a catalyst, known as oxygen-evolution reactions, are a crucial part of chemical energy storage processes, including water splitting, electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction, and ammonia production. The kinetics of this type of reaction are generally slow, but compounds called metal oxides can have catalytic activities that vary over several orders of magnitude, with some exhibiting the highest such rates reported to date.
10th January 2017

New South Wales government launches storage challenge

New South Wales government launches storage challenge
The government of New South Wales, Australia, issued a call for energy storage proposals to help wind and solar generators deliver energy to the grid constantly. The call for proposals is part of the government’s Advanced Energy Challenge. Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy Anthony Roberts said that the initiative will stimulate new energy-related ideas and turn them into effective technologies and business models.
22nd December 2016

Leading the way to a low-carbon future

Leading the way to a low-carbon future
Playing a major role in the transition towards a low-carbon economy, a trial of the largest grid-scale battery in Britain has proven it can potentially transform the energy grid. The ‘big battery’, designed and run by UK Power Networks and based in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, stores energy when demand is low and releases it at peak times.
5th December 2016

Energy-efficient storage systems for industrial warehouses

Energy-efficient storage systems for industrial warehouses
A demand for energy-efficient solutions in every industry is becoming an issue, due to rising electricity costs, with logistics and distribution being no exception. KASTO has developed an energy recovery and storage system for its German-built industrial warehouses, used globally for automated storage and retrieval of bar, tube, sheet, plate and other materials.
29th November 2016

Microscale energy storage units support wearable devices

Microscale energy storage units support wearable devices
Energy storage units that can be integrated into wearable and flexible electronic systems are becoming increasingly important in today's world. A research team from KAUST has now developed a microsupercapacitor that exploits three-dimensional porous electrodes. These micropower units are expected to enable a new generation of "smart"products, such as self-powered sensors for wearables, security, structural health monitoring and "internet of things" applications.
21st November 2016

Storing CO2 by turning it into rock

Storing CO2 by turning it into rock
In November, the Paris Climate Agreement goes into effect to reduce global carbon emissions. To achieve the set targets, experts say capturing and storing carbon must be part of the solution. Several projects throughout the world are trying to make that happen. Now, a study on one of those endeavors, reported in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters, has found that within two years, carbon dioxide (CO2) injected into basalt transformed into solid rock.
18th November 2016

Material enhances photosynthesis energy conversion efficiency

The development of a thin-film process technology has been announced by Fujitsu which increases oxygen-producing efficiency by more than 100 fold. This is compared to using photocatalyst material as-is, with photoreactive electrodes that produce electricity and oxygen through the interaction of sunlight and water, used in artificial photosynthesis.
16th November 2016


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