Researchers say a new solar thermophotovoltaic device could generate power from sunlight efficiently and on demand.
The latest work in using sunlight to create fuels – an alternative to batteries – comes out of North Carolina.
Organic material – much like rhubarb – is the key to a battery technology advance that could aid in storing wind and solar energy.
Hitachi says it will begin demonstration tests in the North American market of a 1-megawatt lithium-ion container-style energy storage system.
SolarCity says its new DemandLogic system will use intelligent management software and Tesla battery technology to trim peak demand for businesses.
Volvo is involved in a research project which could someday replace clunky lithium batteries found in electric cars with energy storage built into a car’s body panels.
To help spur technology development and ultimately ease more renewables on the grid, California is requiring utilities to add big new energy storage capacity.
Sundown won’t mean the end of power production at the big Solana Generating Station in Arizona, in a testing phase now and about to go into commercial operation.
Can some solar systems improve the reliability of the power grid, even if extreme storms buffet an area? A long-time solar developer in New Jersey says they can.
The energy investment in wind is so low, it seems to make more sense to build more turbines to meet peak demand, rather than pour resources into battery storage.