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 Energy storage: Flywheels

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The energy in a flywheel can quickly be converted to electrical energy by which these systems often have a high power in relation to their capacity

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.

Energy storage by Flywheels is a storage to watch right now. 

A flywheel converts electrical energy to kinetic energy.

An electric motor/generator starts a heavy rotating disk that converts a lot of energy because of its high mechanical inertia.

The energy in a flywheel can quickly be converted to electrical energy by which these systems often have a high power in relation to their capacity. Read More

Smart Grid Battery: Compressed Air

Compressed air, energy storage

Adiabatic storage (CAES AA) not only saves electricity but also heat. This would lead up to 70% efficiency

Have you already heard of Compressed Air to store renewable energy? 

Compressed air technology compresses air at high pressure and stores it (mostly underground).

There are few projects and they are huge.

 

Economies of scale affect prices positively because increasing the storage is often associated with low marginal costs.

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Smart Grid Battery: Redox Flow Battery

Redox Flow Battery

In the redox flow battery, two electrolytes are pumped through a flow reactor

This article is about the Redox Flow Battery

In the Redox Flow Battery, two electrolytes are pumped through a flow reactor. The redox-active ions are oxidized in the reactor or reduced in the vicinity of the electrodes.

The membrane allows the non-redox-active ions (such as H+ and NA+) to go to the other side of the membrane in order to maintain the electrolyte balance, and electrical neutrality.

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Smart Grid Battery: Lithium-ion Battery

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A lot of research has been done trying to improve the performance by new Li-ion anode-cathode combinations that are increasing 2.5 times the energy density

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.

So let’s see this Lithium-Ion Battery.

This Lithium-ion Battery technology is populair because of the:

  • high energy density (high voltage combined with high specific capacity)
  • high discharge rate
  • high security and low cost

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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

Chemicals restricted in oil and gas fracking

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Wyoming demands more transparency and strict rules of chemicals

Wyoming (USA) reached a settlement on January 26, 2015 with oil and gas frackers.

Now they have stricter chemical disclosure rules and have to be more transparent. Read More

Increase your use of renewable energy. Get solar power

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Battery developer AES Southland just announced that it will deliver the world’s largest lithium ion battery to Southern California Edison.

More than 40% of all energy storage projects in the U.S. are located in California. The state’s ambitious storage procurement targets require 1,325 MW of storage by 2020.

Programs like AB 2514 and Self-Generation Incentive program will foster the energy storage growth in California. Now is the time to enter the market, and get solar power. Read More

Obama cuts Methane Emissions 45% by 2025

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Methane effects greenhouse  20 times more than CO2

In Obama’s Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions, he has announced a goal of cutting methane emissions by 40-45% from 2012 levels by 2025.

Unfortunately the methane plans do not not cover pipeline transmission and gas distribution losses.

The administration will also continue its policy of suggesting and supporting voluntary oil and gas industry efforts to harness methane from drilling. 

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Mega Renewables Project in India

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Gujarat to become India’s largest solar Power Producer

Coming soon: a mega solar/wind power project in Gujarat (India) up to 5 GW.

The integrated wind and solar energy park will include about 800 MW of wind energy and 4,2 GW solar power capacity. Read More

India Targets 10,000 PV

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The solar power system should fully pay for itself in less than 3 years

Indian Oil Corporation is set to increase the number of solar-powered petrol pumps from 2,000 to 10,000 in 2017 by equipping rooftops with solar power systems.

The company operates 24,000 petrol pumps across India.

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South Australia gets 40% of its electricity from wind and solar

 

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Solar is expected to contribute 117MW by 2015

Of all the Australian states, the South has the most wind and solar capacity per person. Wind power generates electricity equal to about a third of the state’s total consumption and rooftop solar generates about 6%. All up, South Australia gets about 40% of its electricity from wind and solar. Read More

EU speeds up creation of common energy market

BetterWorldSolutions Trending: Booster Program

BetterWorldSolutions gives great new concepts a boost

The political conflict with Russia because of the Ukraine conflict gives a boost to European Union (EU) plans for the creation of a common energy market. The main stated reasons for creating a common energy market are the benefits that would go along with a broad shift to a low-carbon economy (renewables), and the need for greater energy security for the European block.

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Does the world need a climate conference deal in Paris 2015?

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Arctic ice is dwindling, and tens of thousands of walruses have taken notice, “hauling out” on an Alaskan beach in numbers never seen before

Last week in New York many countries, continents, industries and organisaties responded with ambitious goals and initiatives but no firm pledges during the UN Climate Summit 2014. Remember the promise of China who wants to reduce its CO2 emissions. On the fringes, major corporations trading in agricultural commodities grown on former rainforest land joined governments in signing a declaration promising to halve net deforestation by 2020 and end it by 2030! Read More

Optimized BioMass Power Plants: The Revolution

With Citadel BioCat+ there is up to 17% less input  and the energy output almost doubles compared with conventional biomass power plants

With Citadel BioCat+ there is up to 17% less input and the energy output almost doubles compared with conventional biomass power plants

We are currently in a revolution. No revolution for power, but more of a – relatively speaking – sudden change of human tools, means and opportunities.

Scientists agree that we are currently in the tail of the latter. Especially visionaries and futurists dare to go further; we’re already in the next phase, or at least in the transition phase, where nanotechnology, network theory and biotechnology are major drivers. Read More

Hydropower screw turbine for nature park

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The hydropower screw turbine is a fish friendly, efficient device for converting the potential energy in water to electricity.

Landustrie delivered a hydropower screw turbine to the Penllergare Valley Trust in Wales, UK.

The Trust welcomed the screw turbine as its electricity production is an important financial corner stone of the wood’s restoration program.  Read More

5 finalists from Europe and Asia compete in the Green Challenge Competition

Bluerise prototype energygrid fpr Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)

Bluerise prototype energygrid for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)

Five green start-ups from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France and Vietnam will compete in the finale of the Green Challenge, an annual worldwide competition for green start-ups. September 11th finalists Diego Acevedo, Devin Malone, Arthur Kay, Pierre-Yves Cousteau and Trang Tran will present their ideas in Amsterdam. Read More

The Phoenix Towers part of China’s Eco-Cities

Phoenix Towers China

Three of the spheres between the planned Phoenix Towers will be themed restaurants. Courtesy Chetwoods Architects

As China struggles with it’s industrial emissions, the concept of a new eco-city is a possible model for it’s sustainable development.

Last year the academy of social science, launched the 2014 ecological city ‘the greenwork’, with technical solutions to get cities green. One of the sustainable solutions is ‘The Phoenix Towers’ in Wuhan.  Read More

Bujagali hydropower plant in Uganda

The 250-MW Bujagali hydropower plant in Uganda demonstrates that large-scale private power infrastructure projects can be built successfully in Africa. This is the first power project built in Uganda to secure private financing.

Interconnection with Kenya

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SeaRaser by Ecotricity

Ecotricity, the first green electricity supplier for the UK (1996) is as we speak, finetuning, their second generation wave power mills (sea mills). This type is called the Searaser. 

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A historic moment for clean power: Ocean underwater turbine

Maine: ocean energy project

Maine: ocean energy project

Since September 13, 2012, an enormous underwater turbine in Maine’s Cobscook Bay began sending power inland to the Bangor Hydro electrical utility grid. It was a historic moment for clean power: the first commercial-scale, grid-connected tidal energy generator anywhere in the USA. Read More

150 wind mills extra in the North Sea

wind mill park at the North Sea

Wind mill park at the North Sea

Funding for the construction of the largest wind farm in the North Sea is agreed. The project has a total budget of 2.8 billion euros.

The wind farm will be build about 85 miles up the coast from the north of Holland.

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