Shenhua Group in China, the biggest coal producer in the world, and the American company SolarReserve intent to invest 2 billion dollars in concentrated solar power.
The aim is to realize 1GW of solar projects in China.
Students chose nuclear – University of California-Berkeley professor Rachel Slaybaugh summed up the buzz around nuclear technology innovation during a recent roundtable on advanced nuclear power: “Now is an exciting time to be in nuclear energy,” she said.
“Nobody told today’s students that nuclear innovation is supposed to be slow. They chose nuclear because they want to save the world.
Defining how the universities facilitate collaboration between students and industry will be key to our success.”
The Dutch startup Ecovat is making the energy supply in the built environment sustainable, by creating a large thermal storage tank that is able to store high temperature heat (to around 90 degrees C) over a longer period (> 6 months) with a loss of energy in this period of less than 10%.
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
Have you already heard of UltraCapacitors to store renewable energy?
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
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
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.
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