Tag: energy storage

Despite Beacon’s Failure, Energy Storage Is Key

By Amy Sinatra Ayres & Marianne Lavelle, National Geographic Society Don’t give up on energy storage technology just because one company failed; that was the message from energy experts, the power industry and the U.S. government in the wake of… Read More
wind to fuel cell storage, Hydrogenics

Fuel Cell Could Smooth Wind-Power Gusts

What to do when breezes are blowing but demand for energy from a wind-power plant is low? In Herten, Germany, the plan is to use a hydrogen energy storage system to essentially grab that wind power and hold it until… Read More
energy storage and power grid

Energy Storage Research Gets Stanford Boost

Experts agree that improving energy storage is critical to integrating renewable energy technologies into the U.S. generation portfolio. Despite a few pilot programs in advanced markets, energy storage technologies are largely still out of reach for commercial developers. In an… Read More

Energy Storage Explored By ‘Thought Leaders’

On September 20, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will be hosting the latest installment of its “Thought Leaders Speaker Series,” a series of discussion panels with industry and research specialists. This time, the topic is, “Economic Viability of Energy… Read More
energy-storage system for San Nicolas Island, U.S. Navy

Navy Missile Test Base Ditching Diesel

Whether you’re a fan of the U.S. military or not, there’s no denying its role in driving cleantech innovation and deployment, from embracing solar power on the front lines to testing energy-efficient lighting systems closer to home. And here a… Read More

Concept Bike Helps You Power Your Own City

If you live in or commute daily to a city, you know the drawbacks of relying on a car. There’s traffic, the high cost of gas and maintenance – not to mention the endless challenge of finding a parking spot.… Read More
Lafayette student cell management system

Better Batteries From A Liberal Arts College

You think Lafayette College, you think East Coast liberal arts school. You think long discussions of the Hegelian system, and the allusions in Eliot’s “The Waste Land.”  Stuff like that. But there’s an engineering side to the school, as well,… Read More