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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 ...

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...

The Power of Salt

Jennifer Chu, MIT August 25, 2014 Where the river meets the sea, there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy, according to a team of mechanical engineers at MIT.

Simulation Models Optimize Hydropower Potential

Dr.-Ing. Divas Karimanzira, Fraunhofer Institute August 7, 2014 Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB in Ilmenau are developing information technology to make water power generation syste...

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...

An Overview of US Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy Funding Programs

Ron Flavin, Contributor November 1, 2013 The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program was officially launched in 2009 as the result of the 2007 America COMPETES Act, which was signed by President George W. Bush....

Win-Win: Hydropower Plants May Produce More Power and Salmon

Svein Tønseth, SINTEF Energy October 11, 2013 Norwegian research shows that it is perfectly possible for rivers to produce more salmon and electricity at the same time: a new environmental handbook shows the way.

A Jones for Osmosis: New Potential for Power In Rivers' Flow to Sea

Rachel Nuwer, Contributor April 24, 2012 When people talk about an "all of the above" approach to energy they're usually referring to the sources we know – gas, hydro, nuclear, solar and wind. But a steady stream of emerging alt...

Plasma Nanoscience Needed for Green Energy Revolution

Michael Bishop, Institute of Physics April 14, 2011 A step change in research relating to plasma nanoscience is needed for the world to overcome the challenge of sufficient energy creation and storage, says a leading scientist from CSIRO M...

Wave and Tidal Energy on the Rise: But Will it Work? Editors January 25, 2011 The wave and tidal energy sectors may see around $1.2 billion in investment over the next five years, according to a new report from the analysis firm Douglas-Westwood. That could result ...


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Speaking Out For Hydro

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Europe Leading Tidal Development, but US and Asia Catching Up

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