energy storage

In research there is evolution, revolution and sometimes, what I call "retro revolution," which happens when old methods have new applications. All three are in play in the world of electricity, and are affecting storage.
Improvements in utility scale energy storage could help decrease emissions and increase efficiency. The usual variability
Elon Musk has tweaked his vision for storing clean energy in your home.
The technology for energy storage isn't the problem -- it's the way we price electricity.
Q: Is AI an existential threat to humanity? ... We'll get there. It's only a question of when, and whether that will be fast
Most of the world's lithium comes from Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Australia and China, but American resources being developed
A less-understood, less-covered, but equally important element of the current U.S. energy evolution is energy efficiency. I know what you're thinking: that's old news.
What if you could program your car to first charge itself and then distribute its power to the grid until it's close to the time you get out of work when it would then top itself off again before you head home?
Just over a decade ago, the state of California faced serious concerns about whether its utilities could generate and/or buy enough power to assure that the world's seventh-largest economy could keep the lights on.
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At yesterday's announcement of Tesla's energy storage products, Tesla CEO Elon Musk offered a bold vision: with the introduction of low-cost energy storage, he claimed, there is no reason why we can't complete a rapid shift from fossil fuel-based electricity production to 100 percent renewables.
When we heard about Federal cuts to environmental initiatives, we couldn't help but think of the potential disaster when climate-denying forces really take power next year. So here are six reasons to be optimistic under even the most climate-denying Congress.
It's the most wonderful time of the year, which means that New York's most iconic Christmas tree is lit, the rink at Rockefeller Center is busy and the Rockettes are performing. However, few realize the amount of energy that is required to keep building occupants and the tourists walking through the New York sites comfortable and happy.
The success of a business should depend on the quality of service provided. And while this logic guides most private enterprise in our country, electricity markets march to a different tune. The existing market structure has two other significant drawbacks.
It is clear that the solar industry has entered a bright new phase of solar-related storage market and application development. Its versatility and adaptability is a major factor.
This report clearly signals to me that the U.S. government clearly wants to create a substantial energy storage marketplace and is laying the groundwork to make this a reality.
One area of the sector, however, has yet to feel the impact of this technology revolution. In 2014, the energy business needs to turn its attention to transportation, transmission and storage.
There are those who say that the U.S. needs to focus more on innovation to create new clean energy technologies, rather than relying entirely on existing technologies like solar PV and land-based wind. They are right.