There have been a few issues, but more wind farms are using big batteries to enhance wind energy integration.
Audi is in on a project that will use wind power to make hydrogen, then convert the hydrogen into synthetic methane for use in cars on the natural gas grid.
Belgium says it wants to build an offshore island with a below-sea-level reservoir in the middle that would be used to store power from offshore wind turbines.
Some say CSP can’t compete with cheap PV, but the industry points to studies showing cost advantages when thermal storage is employed.
Apple Insider uncovers a patent application by the computer company for a system to convert wind energy into heat in order to store the energy for later use.
Wanxiang is the winning bidder for stimulus-backed and bankrupt A123 Systems, but many in Washington say the advanced battery maker shouldn’t be in Chinese hands.
An Army demonstration project at Fort Carson, Colo., will test using electric vehicles for energy storage to support a base microgrid.