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Inspired by today's Agrion event in Palo Alto, Greentech Media discusses the policy and large-scale manufacturing challenges in grid-scale utility energy storage.
Date: 07/28/2010
Type: Article, Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage
The need for energy storage capabilities is greatly increasing as energy supply shifts to more distributed sources. Entrepreneurs and researchers are attempting to meet this surge in demand.
Date: 07/13/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Economic Impact
Energy startup BrightSource has developed an energy storage system that involves heating up molten salt, and pumping it through a heat exchanger to produce steam.
Date: 08/09/2011
Type: Article
Global installed revenue for the energy storage enabling technology (ESET) market is expected to grow from $605.8 million in 2015 to $21.5 billion in 2024, according to Navigant Research.
Date: 04/02/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
Energy storage systems are going to have a big role in the smart grid, so there needs to be a cheap energy storage mechanism.
Date: 08/14/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries, Smart Grid
Co-generation of heat from coal power plants increases energy efficiency, but the resultant reliance on coal plants to supply heat limits the grid's use of renewable energy during cold months. As a result, some grid operators are building pumped hydro systems to store the un-used renewable energy.
Date: 11/16/2010
Type: Article
There is currently no infrastructure for large scale energy storage. Up until recently, utilities found it a better investment to overproduce electricity and waste the excess.
Date: 08/24/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage
Due to the variance in many renewable power generation methods, many utilities are looking into energy storage technologies that would store excess solar energy for peak demand times.
Date: 10/02/2009
Type: Blog, Video
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
Beacon Power Corp. to build a 20-megawatt flywheel energy-storage facility in New York.
Date: 11/19/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Flywheels, Energy Storage
Two environmental engineers at Clemson University have received a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Defense to create a new type of energy efficient Subsurface Thermal Energy Storage (STES) system that uses a conventional heat pump to move heat between buildings and the ground.
Date: 06/16/2010
Type: Article, News

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