Infrastructure

Above: James Dyson presents a new model of Dyson hair dryer. Photo by Nobuyuki Hayashi via Creative Commons. Vacuum maker Dyson will not enter the electric car market after all, James Dyson announced Thursday. Dyson, the company’s founder and chief engineer, said his company’s plan to manufacture electric cars in Singapore is no longer financially...
Grid Scale

National Grid yesterday unveiled what it says is one of the largest battery energy storage resources in the Northeast United States. Built on the island of Nantucket, in Massachusetts, the 6 megawatt (MW)/48 megawatt-hour (MWh) Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) built and installed by Tesla will help ensure electric reliability for customers during peak summer...
Microgrids

Connectedness. Community. Security. From a human point of view, those are things most humans want. This is no different when it comes to our energy desires. Microgrids are defined as a localized, interconnected group of electricity sources, whether linked to the greater grid or in separated mode. No man is an island, it’s been said,...
Storage

A U.S. researcher focused on energy storage was one of two professors worldwide who were honored with the 2019 Global Energy Prize announced Thursday in Russia. Khalil Amine of the U.S. and Danish professor Frede Blaabjerg were awarded the prestigious prize from the Global Energy Association. Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak handed out the...
Solar

On the eve of the September UN Climate Action Summit, young women and men around the world mobilized by the millions and told global leaders: “You are failing us”.  They are right. Global emissions are increasing.  Temperatures are rising.  The consequences for oceans, forests, weather patterns, biodiversity, food production, water, jobs and, ultimately, lives, are...
Storage

New analysis finds 10 states and union territories (UT) are leading the way in building production, infrastructure and services to increase the momentum of electric vehicle (EV) usage in India. Following a strong central government push towards EVs, India has the potential to become one of the largest EV markets in the world, says a...
Solar

A new report finds that electricity market reforms in the Midwest, Great Lakes, and Mid-Atlantic could save consumers over $6.9 billion every year. The report’s conclusions may have major implications for consumer advocates, large industrial companies, businesses, and homeowners in those regions. The consulting firms Grid Strategies and Milligan Grid Solutions co-authored the report, Quantifying...