From today in Arnhem, electric cars will be powered by the green power from braking buses.
The municipality of Arnhem developed a charging point for electric cars, which is integrated into the mast of a trolley top line. Read More
Daimler is building the largest and most modern battery plant in the world. Place to be: Kamenz, Germany.
By laying the foundation for one of the biggest and most modern battery factories, Daimler AG is setting new standards in the international automotive industry, thereby taking the next strategic step in its electric offensive. Read More
Many people argue that Hydrogen is not an energy source but an energy carrier. Hydrogen is certainly an energy source by itself but is to be derived from other primary sources such as water or natural gas because is not available in a free form.
Generation of Hydrogen from its sources require an additional energy but when such an energy is provided by renewable sources such as sun, wind and sea then the cost becomes secondary in the long run.
This Mobile Generator for Solar Distributors Designed has been designed as a solar mobile generator system for places without power.
The system includes solar panels, a MPPT solar charge controller, an inverter, mobile air conditioned structure, and a system monitoring unit that can be accessed through your mobile phone. Read More
Private households and owners of electric cars charged at these households, will be capable of contributing to the stabilization of the power grid by enabling better integration of renewable energies. Read More
The EMBATT car battery, developed by the German Fraunhofer Institute and partners, could give cars a range of 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) in the medium term without taking up more space or weight.
So far EMBATT has been confined to the laboratory, but the partners are working on scaling up the technology for installation in test vehicles by 2020. Read More
Germany is turning one of its old coal mines into a giant ‘battery station’.
The hydroelectric energy which will be stored, is enough to power 400,000 homes.
Because Germany has a lot of old coal mines, the country hopes to launch similar facilities across the country in the coming years. Read More
It can not be missed: we have to combat our CO2 emissions to stop climate change.
We have some news: Three scientific breakthroughs will enable us to quickly reduce these emissions according to venture investor Bill Joy. A pre-publication – including an update of the companies he mentions. Read More
SolarWatt, settled in Berlin Germany, has been presented an modular battery storage system with two basic components, each the size of a shoebox.
The modular system is suitable for any number of different applications. From home storage up to industrial use.
The SolarWatt storage system seems to be the first modular system that flexibility adapts to customer requirements.
Cuny researchers developed a new battery which is able to charge thousands of times and will save a lot of energy at low costs.
The researchers were able to achieve both goals in a single battery.
They reached the “magic number” of $ 100 per kilowatt hour for energy, according to Bright.
Coal free in 2030. That is one of the ambitions of the Port of Amsterdam.
And the Port of Amsterdam has more ambitions: it aims to become the battery of the city by producing and storing more renewable energy and heat for the city.
The next five years, the port will transform to the center of cities heat and sustainable electricity.
He said that there is an urgent need for “high risk” investments in breakthrough technologies for renewables.
In July 2016, Gates considered 2 billion. Read More
Harvard scientists have developed a new flow battery which stores energy in liquid, works 10 years without energy loss and is much safer than lithium-ion batteries.
After a few years of heavy use, most lithium-ion batteries suddenly loose a lot of storage capacity. You surely recognize this from your smartphone, but that’s also a problem for energy storage which should last a very long time to store solar energy. Scientists at Harvard University have found a possible solution.
The new technology promises a battery definitely lasting ten years without losing much capacity. The solution is applied to a so-called flow-battery. The flow battery stores energy in organic molecules dissolved in neutral pH water. This new chemistry allows for a non-toxic, non-corrosive battery with an exceptionally long lifetime and offers the potential to significantly decrease the costs of production.
The Piko Home Battery System is not new. But its approved, smart and it makes you autonomous from the grid.
People who are choosing for solar PV, often want to be independent from the grid.
This is possible with this German, so thoroughness, battery system allows you to increase your self-consumption and reduce your energy costs.
The complete system consists a battery inverter (PIKO BA) the battery (PIKO Battery) and accessoires (PIKO BA Sensor and PIKO BA Backup Unit). Read More
Researchers at Stanford University have developed an inexpensive battery for renewable energy. This is done by making use of urea, a substance which is to be found in fertilizers and urine. Isn’t this great news?
A new low-cost, high-performance battery could provide an inexpensive storage solution for solar power, which is abundant during the day but must be stored for use at night.
Is the GreenBattery of replacing the polluting and noisy (diesel) generators at festivals and construction sites?
Nuon and StartUp GreenBattery think the battery capacity should be sufficient.
They are going to let the Green Battery to festival organizations and local governments.
The batteries are half a large shipping container and will be charged with solar and wind power.
Over heard about the Ice Battery?
This promising energy storage system integrates with a building cooling system.
Let us tell you a bit more about this kind of battery. Read More
Utilities have been studying batteries nationwide. But none have moved ahead with the gusto of those in Southern California.
After the giant gas leak in Oct. 2016, Californian engineers decided to turn to another technology, batteries.
They freed up the utilities to start installing batteries – huge battery sites.
And, as a result: it’s the worlds first battery side test of this size. Read More
Atlas Technologies – the startup of former students of the Technical University Eindhoven – explores whether the family car powered by solar energy, could be a commercial success.
During their study, the former students designed the solar family cars Stella and Stella Lux.
These solar-powered cars won in 2013 and 2015, the World Solar Challenge, a race for solar cars. Read More
The Battolyser, which will be used as a super battery in a gas power plant, is becoming a reality.
For the first time, TU Delft researchers led by Prof. Fokko Mulder have produced an integrated battery electrolysis system – known as a ‘battolyser’ – that can not only store or supply electricity efficiently as a battery but can also split water into hydrogen and oxygen using electrolysis.
Why not store energy In hollow tanks on the bottom of the sea? The German Fraunhofer Institute started a test with spherical storage tanks.
In November 2016, the first tank has been placed at the bottom of the Bodensee, near the German border with Switzerland.
Ultimately, the aim is to place the tanks in the area of offshore wind farms. But for now, the institute choose the lake because it is more practical for the tests. Read More
Power Storage: The world does have a lot of options but its still expensive.
In order to manage supply and demand our renewables, we need to store the electricity when the wind is blowing hard and the sun shines brighter than there is demand.
For instance, Berkeley wind energy experts suggest a likely average cost reduction of between 24% to 30% by 2030 and 35% to 41% by 2050 across the three wind applications studied — onshore wind, fixed-bottom offshore wind, and floating offshore wind.
There is a further 10% chance that cost reductions could be more than 40% by 2030 and more than 50% by 2050. BetterWorldSolutions offers you a number of actual, technically available options. Read More
A gravity battery could be created by using an energy source to slowly lift a large weight (using gearing or pulleys), then discharged by lowering the weight to run a generator when needed.
The gravity battery consists a tube, weight, cable and coil. When the weight is up, the battery is considered charged. Read More