I saw this article about the New York Independent System Operator reporting that PHEVs won’t cause a strain on the grid “as long as owners plug-in overnight”. Funny, I keep hearing that PHEVs will be the savior of renewable energy, allowing for storage of wind and solar from the grid and from the home, transporting […]
This obviously brilliant atomic scientist wrote a long and well researched article on the potential energy densities of energy storage v. hydrocarbon. He points out that there is much more energy per volume in hydrocarbon fuels then there can be in batteries or other forms of advanced storage. “The maximum theoretical potential of advanced lithium-ion […]
Fairly extensive presentation on the market opportunities and suppliers for large grid connected energy storage. Plenty of opportunity for many technologies. Utility-Scale (Grid) Energy Storage Development – Increased Demand Results in Industry Innovation View more Microsoft Word documents from Frost Sullivan.
Someone said that a smart grid without storage is like a computer without a hard drive. Duke Energy seems to agree. While much of the discussion about the the smart grid has focused on cool demand side gadgets to control thermostats, air conditioning and refrigerators – and the software and incentives (or forced compliance) to […]
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has proposed legislation to provide tax incentives for energy storage. This is a first – providing energy storage with incentives similar to renewable energy, demand response and energy efficiency. Press Release:“In an effort to increase infrastructure supporting renewable fuels, the STORAGE Act provides investment tax credits for energy storage facilities […]