Power Storage: the options

Power Storage: the options

In Stephentown, New York, Beacon Power has build a 20MW / 5MWh plant consisting 200 carbon fiber FlyWheels.
These FlyWheels make between 3000 and 5000 cycles per year through their input in the frequency regulation market.

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

New Electricity Law boosts local energy experiments

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Smart grid solutions ensure a sustainable future with renewable energy

Since April 1, 2015 the Dutch Government has given a boost to local energy experiments with a new law. With this new law, it will be easier to start a local renewable energy initiative.

A business park can start their own experiment in which they themselves monitor the electricity on site. The operator will only deliver to the connection of the grid site. The business park or a third party is responsible for the delivery to the individual companies. Read More

Smart Grid Energy storage: UltraCapacitors

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The future horizon looks brilliant for ultracapacitors, which already rank as a powerful alternative energy resource

UltraCapacitors news.

The energy storage market is blossoming. Because we need renewable energy storage to supply our smart electrical grids at daily moments the demand for energy is high.

Have you already heard of UltraCapacitors to store renewable energy? 

UltraCapacitors

UltraCapacitors deliver quick bursts of energy during peak power demands, then quickly store energy and capture excess power that is otherwise lost.

They efficiently complement a primary energy source in today’s applications because they discharge and recharge quickly. Read More

Smart Grid Battery: Molten Salt Battery

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Molten Salt Batteries are cheap, simple and havethe potential for an infinite life

The energy storage market is blossoming. Because we need renewable energy storage to supply our smart electrical grids at daily moments the demand for energy is high.

The Molten Salt Battery is a battery to watch right now. An overview. 

In Molten Salt Batteries (also known as liquid metal batteries) two liquid electrodes are separated by a molten salt electrolyte.

Characteristic of salts is that these are guiding in the liquid state because the ions are allowed to move freely. The salt and the electrodes separate themselves by their different densities and immiscibility. Read More