Tag Archive for 'energy storage'

Highview Power Storage liquid air energy storage will be commercial scale in 2015

March 21st, 2014 by Highview Power Storage

GE Oil & Gas has signed a global licensing and technology collaboration agreement with Highview Power Storage, a U.K supplier of large-scale liquid air energy storage (LAES) systems. The companies will explore opportunities to integrate Highview’s LAES technology in peaker power plants where GE gas turbines and gas engines are currently or will be installed […]

UK government funds new electric & hybrid vehicle battery R&D centre

September 9th, 2012 by UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills

The UK Government pledged further support for the automotive industry on 5 September 2012 by announcing the creation of a new ‘UK Energy Storage R&D Centre’ for the advancement of electric and hybrid vehicle batteries. The £13 million centre, co-funded by the UK Government (£9 million) and industry (£4 million), will be created to capitalise […]

Using lithium ion batteries to even out renewable energy production

August 21st, 2012 by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Energy storage systems will make renewable energy more practical as fluctuating supplies of electricity from photovoltaics and wind power can be stored until use. At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany, several pilot plants that include photovoltaic panels, small wind power plants, lithium-ion batteries, and power electronics are under construction to demonstrate how load […]

Store thermal energy without loss for when you need it

June 8th, 2012 by Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB

Biogas plants, combined heat and power plants don’t just generate electricity, they also produce heat. However, unlike the electricity they can produce, the heat generally dissipates unused. A new technology will allow the heat to be stored loss-free in the smallest of spaces for lengthy periods of time, for use as and when required. There’s […]

Rechargeable electricity storage made from cheap, safe materials

May 9th, 2012 by The City College of New York

The CUNY Energy Institute, which has been developing innovative low-cost batteries that are safe, non-toxic, and reliable with fast discharge rates and high energy densities, has built an operating prototype zinc anode battery system. The Institute said large-scale commercialization of the battery would start this year. Zinc anode batteries offer an environmentally friendlier and less […]

Store renewable energy as liquid air

February 28th, 2012 by Highview Power Storage

Highview Power Storage, an award-winning UK energy storage technology development company, has found an answer to large-scale storage of wrong time renewable energy with a novel Liquid Air Energy Storage system. Tackling the problem of intermittent renewable energy remains the big challenge to the low carbon economy: scaling battery systems to grid level remains a […]

Using lithium batteries for energy storage in photovoltaic systems

February 10th, 2012 by University of Southampton

A joint research project between the University of Southampton and lithium battery technology company REAPsystems has found that a new type of battery has the potential to improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of solar power. The research project, sponsored by REAPsystems, was led by MSc Sustainable Energy Technologies student, Yue Wu and his […]

Germany introduces new plan to accelerate shift to renewable energy

February 8th, 2012 by Germany Trade and Invest

Germany recently passed the 20% mark for renewable energy in the electricity mix. And the federal KfW bank group has introduced a new plan to further accelerate this shift to renewables, with increases in multimillion euro business loans now available. As more renewable energy is generated, energy management and storage are also receiving increased focus.

UK electrical energy storage roll-out requires apt regulatory framework

January 31st, 2012 by Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Energy storage has long been regarded as a transforming technology for the future, enabling the better integration of intermittent renewable electricity such as wind and solar power, without requiring more high-cost peaking capacity. A report published to clients by analysis company Bloomberg New Energy Finance has found that the breakthrough for storage could be closer […]

Fraunhofer Institutes researching giant batteries to store green energy

April 6th, 2011 by Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental Safety and Energy Technology

In the future, the growing amounts of solar and wind energy will need to be stored for dark or low-wind periods. One solution is redox flow batteries that can supply current for up to 2000 households.  Several Fraunhofer Institutes are working jointly on these fluid batteries of the future. Green power is an unstable commodity. […]