Tag: energy storage

Energy storage involves converting energy from forms that are difficult to store (electricity, kinetic energy, etc.) to more conveniently or economically storable forms. Some technologies provide only short-term energy storage, and others can be very long-term such as power to gas using hydrogen or methane and the storage of heat or cold between opposing seasons in deep aquifers or bedrock.

A Competitive Advantage

A Competitive Advantage

Despite several years of low fossil fuel prices, the growth of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, seems unstoppable. This clean energy expansion is driven by improved performance, lower costs, and advantages of distributed generation like greater resiliency, energy independence, and reduced carbon footprint. This fundamental shift in

Project Profile: Energy Storage Integration

Project Profile: Energy Storage Integration

The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA/Agency) is a regional wastewater treatment agency and wholesale distributor of imported water. The Agency is responsible for serving approximately 875,000 people over 242 square miles in western San Bernardino County, which is located about 30 miles east of Los Angeles in southern California. The

The Strongest Link in the Chain

The Strongest Link in the Chain

Renewable energy—and solar energy in par­ticular—has a problem. Because it is subject to the vagaries of sunshine and wind for power generation, it is often not available when it is needed most. For those nighttime hours when the sun is not available and cloudy days when sunlight is minimal, provisions

Editor’s Comments: Cross-Pollination and Collaboration

Editor’s Comments: Cross-Pollination and Collaboration

Iwatched honeybees land on the plum tree in my yard recently. With a hum of wingbeats, each insect touched down on a delicate blossom, withdrew its sweetness, and headed off to the next, the marigold pouches on its hind legs swollen with pollen.

What struck me was the invisible network of

Ice Energy and Apricus Sign Australia Distribution Deal

Ice Energy and Apricus Sign Australia Distribution Deal

All Ice Energy products now available in Australia exclusively through Apricus

Ice Energy, the leading provider of distributed thermal energy storage solutions, announced that it has entered into an agreement calling for Apricus Australia to become the exclusive distributor of all Ice Energy products in Australia. Apricus will market and sell

Hybridizing Power Plants with Batteries

Hybridizing Power Plants with Batteries

General Electric’s steam, gas, and wind turbines make up a large portion of the world’s electricity generating capacity. The company announced last week that it will extend its battery storage solutions to all of its power plants worldwide. This combination of energy storage and gas turbines promises supportive flexibility for the

New Technology Improves Switchgear Performance

New Technology Improves Switchgear Performance

It’s no secret to the manufacturers who provide switchgear that their products are in ever-greater demand today. That’s because switchgear plays such a critical role in the operation of uninterruptable power supply systems. And these days, there are more end-users than ever—data centers, hospitals,financial institutions, manufacturers—that can’t afford to lose

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