Floating railway will store 10% of Dutch electricity

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This ‘energy train’ energy storage system, enables 2.5 gigawatts of electricity to be stored for an eight-hour period or 400 megawatts for 48 hours.

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.

In a few years, a huge underground floating railway will store 10% of the Netherlands’ daily energy. 

The energy storage costs will be 10% of the normal costs.

The energy ‘train’ storage system will compensate Dutch peaks and troughs in the supply and demand of green energy like wind and solar. 

 

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The power grid gets climate proof

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The application proposed a $2.4 billion spending increase through 2016, of which $1 billion would go toward making the grid more resilient to future storms and flooding.

The short-term $1 billion resiliency plan, is the first step in what is expected to be the USA’s most extensive effort to climate-proof an electric grid. The Con Edison (power supplier) plan involves:

  • floodwalls around substations and transformers to help prevent storm water from swallowing and frying the equipment
  • strengthen poles to withstand thrashing winds, move many high-voltage power lines underground
  • install back-up fuel supply systems to prevent soaring demand during heat waves from crashing the grid

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Pros & Cons of (renewable) energy sources

Hydrogen energy much cheaper dan fossil energy

Hydrogen energy for example, seems to be much cheaper and cleaner than fossil energy

The last few years, more and more researchers discover new approaches, technics and improvements to all kind of renewable energy sources.

Even in combining important research areas like solar energy and biomass conversion.

Renewables are important to stop the climate change. Read More

Solar Power Much Cheaper In 2014

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We help California meet its mandate to generate 33 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2020

The prices of Solar Power Systems dropped by 9 to 12 percent in 2014.

Prices are going down for years now but this is spectacular.

Reason of the drop of prices are: competition of cours, more efficient installations and operations, scaling of the productions and sharp biddings. 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

Solar panels on roof Ajax Amsterdam Arena Stadium

Solar panels on roof Ajax Amsterdam ArenA Stadium

Solar power lightens football stadion Ajax Amsterdam

Amsterdam Arena gets self supported. The home stadium of Ajax Football in Amsterdam has been equipped with a sunroof. With an area of 7,000 square meters it is one of the largest Dutch rooftops supplied with PV.

Annually, the solar panels are generating approximately 930,000 kilowatt hours electricity. That equates to 10 percent of the current electricity consumption of the Amsterdam ArenA.

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Can hydrogen energy be stored?

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Toshiba runs the first car with hydro energy from solar power

Hydrogen is the lightest gas in the universe. One liter of this gas weighs only 90 mg under normal atmospheric pressure, which means that it is 11 times lighter than the air we breathe. If we want to use hydrogen, it has to be stored Read More

More renewable energy and reduce costs

Less than 10% of rural populations in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to electricity

Less than 10% of rural populations in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to electricity

Much has changed over the last ten years or so since the renewable power boom began. At the start of the boom, renewable power costs were very expensive and high quality developers were hard to find. Nowadays good core development expertise is available and capital costs have dropped dramatically. Read More

A new way to produce hydrogen from clean, renewable energy sources

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By using excess solar or wind energy the cost of electrolys hydrogen can be reduced significantly when produced in high volume.

In a paper published in September in the journal Science, the University of Glasgow explained  explain how they’ve created a system that can produce hydrogen 30 times quicker than ever before. 

Finding good methods to store renewable energy for the off-hours has been a challenge. By producing hydrogen using excess energy, renewable power companies could store power and use it later.

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Renewables cost fossil-fueled generators up to $157 million and reduce fuel costs by $7 billion

Top 100 U.S. Organizations Using Renewable Energy

Renewable energy: in a 33% renewable scenario on the western grid there is a net savings of over $6.8 billion dollars each year

From a system perspective, wind and solar can increase annual operating costs for fossil-fueled generators by $35 million to $157 million, while reducing fuel costs by $7 billion reports NREL.

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Good News: Kenya connects 1 million people to the grid

Kenya is expected to grow by 5% this year, with a boosted power supply expected to attract an increased pool of investors into the East African country

Kenya is expected to grow by 5% this year, with a boosted power supply expected to attract an increased pool of investors into the East African country

About one million Kenyans will be connected to the national grid in the present fiscal year, starting July 2014. Kenya Power added 443,000 new customers to its grid in the last fiscal year. Most of its new customers are the rural dwellers. The needed infrastructure is already in place. Read More

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