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Local Host is completing a feasibility study to build the world’s largest green data center in an abandoned mine in Norway, utilizing the country’s hydro-electric and wind power and its supply of freezing water for efficient cooling.
Date: 04/28/2010
An avant-garde technology - giant-sized batteries made with gravel - is being implemented into wind turbines and solar panels which may potentially offer secure energy storage even when wind and sunlight are not readily available.
Date: 04/27/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Danish company Floating Power Plant says it has designed a platform that can house wind turbines as well as harvest energy from the surrounding waves. The power plant could generate up to 40 to 50 gigawatt hours of energy a year.
Date: 04/26/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
French startup McPhy Energy has delivered the first commercial-scale prototype of a solid-state hydrogen storage tank, which it claims could solve the challenge presented to grid operators by the intermittent nature of many renewable energy sources.
Date: 04/21/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
The need for renewable energy storage is creating new market opportunities for the development of compressed air energy storage (CAES) as a solution for peak power supply and grid management.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
Xcel Energy Inc. is testing energy-storage systems including a sodium-sulfur battery project, compressed air-storage project, and wind-to-hydrogen project to address reliability issues as the company boosts its use of wind power.
Date: 03/15/2010
Type: News
Xtreme power will employ a "chemical capacitor" battery technology, said to be more efficient and cost effective than lithium ion batteries, to store energy produced by a planned wind farm on Oahu, Hawaii.
Date: 03/09/2010
Type: Blog
Tags: battery, DOE, wind
International leaders discuss the status of renewable energy in their countries as well as future goals at the World Future Energy Summit.
Date: 01/18/2010
Type: News
Areas hard-hit by the U.S. automakers' slump are pitching themselves to green technology firms. Workers and machines that used to crank out cars are now making parts for solar and wind power plants.
Date: 11/23/2009
Type: News

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