Tag: storage batteries

Testing the Limits

Testing the Limits

There is a problem with having backup gene­rators. The problem is that the operator may not know if the generator is capable of meeting necessary power demands in an emergency situation. What is needed is a device that allows for the testing of a simulated electrical load. Load banks are

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

Integrating Demand Reduction With Storage and Renewables

Integrating Demand Reduction With Storage and Renewables

The energy storage business is hot these days. It has become the most talked-about trend in the retail energy business in the past three years with large companies offering new products, and startups introducing newly designed energy storage, software, and hardware packages.

The popularity of energy storage is driven by the rapid

NAATBatt Workshop on Advanced Battery Recycling

Recycling High Voltage Automotive and Stationary Energy Storage Batteries

According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, by 2025 more than 95 GWh of batteries will have been extracted from superannuated EV’s. This waste stream of potentially hazardous but also potentially valuable energy materials, such as cobalt, nickel, lithium and reformulated cathode materials,

Energy Storage Solutions Behind-the-Meter

Energy Storage Solutions Behind-the-Meter

Sharp Electronics Corporation, a US subsidiary of Osaka-based Sharp Corporation, formed Energy Systems and Services Group (ESSG), which entered the market in 2014 with the launch of the SmartStorage behind-the-meter scalable energy storage system.

Designed to reduce peak demand charges in commercial and industrial buildings, Carl Mansfield, general manager and founder

Small But Powerful Portable Energy Sources

Small But Powerful Portable Energy Sources

In the theater, they have a saying, “There are no small parts, only small actors.” Never having performed in front of an audience myself, I can’t speak to the truth of this saying. However, in the power generation industry there really are small players: portable power sources. But they still

World’s Largest Virtual Power Plant in Australia

Sunverge Energy today announced it is partnering with Australia energy retailerAGL and the federal government’sAustralian Renewable Energy Agency(ARENA), to develop the world’s largest Virtual Power Plant (VPP). The project will be rolled out in three phases over a period of approximately 18 months. In the first phase, running until April

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