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Testing Heats Up at Sandia's Solar Tower

Rebecca Brock, Sandia National Lab July 1, 2015 Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to lower the cost of solar energy systems and improve efficiencies in a big way, thanks to a system of small particles. This month,...
Le Cheylas pumped storage plant scheme. Credit: Alstom.

A Solution to Intermittent Renewables Using Pumped Hydropower

Nathalie Lefebvre, Marie Tabarin, and Olivier Teller, Contributors May 11, 2015 Integrating large quantities of renewable generation with low-carbon technology will require the development of large flexible carbon-free generation and storage assets. Over the last 40 ...

Biobatteries: Taking Battery Technology to the Next Level

Jim Lane, Biofuels Digest February 6, 2015 If you’ve been following the long-standing competition between electric and fuel-powered cars, you’ll know the basics. That electric motors have better efficiency than internal combustion...

Carbon Nanoballs Can Transform the Renewable Energy Supply

Christian Müller, Chalmers University of Technology February 2, 2015 Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have discovered that the insulation plastic used in high-voltage cables can withstand a 26 per cent higher voltage if nanometer-sized carb...

Converting Olive Mash into Bio Cash

David Callahan, KTH The Royal Institute of Technology January 27, 2015 An experimental system to create heat and power with waste from olive oil processing is up-and-running in Spain. Carina Lagergren, a researcher from Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Techno...

Researchers Developing Affordable Flow Battery Technology

Leah Twilley, Grand Valley State University December 19, 2014 The wind and sun can produce great amounts of power, but it can usually only be harnessed when it’s windy and the sun is shining. Researchers at Grand Valley State University and Ann Arbo...

Evaluating Powerful Batteries for Modular Grid Energy Storage

Stephanie Holinka, Sandia National Labs October 24, 2014 Sandia National Laboratories has begun lab-based characterization of TransPower’s GridSaver, the largest grid energy storage system analyzed at Sandia’s Energy Storage Test Pad in Albuque...

All-in-One Solution: Solar that Stores Its Own Power

Pam Frost Gorder, The Ohio State University October 7, 2014 Is it a solar cell? Or a rechargeable battery? Actually, the patent-pending device invented at The Ohio State University is both: the world’s first solar battery.

Recycling Old Batteries into Solar Cells

David Chandler, MIT August 18, 2014 This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries — a potential source of lead pollution — into new, long-l...

Researchers Developing Supercomputer to Tackle Grid Challenges

Ernest Tucker, EERE July 7, 2014 "Big data" is playing an increasingly big role in the renewable energy industry and the transformation of the nation's electrical grid, and no single entity provides a better tool for suc...

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