Energy Storage

Beam-Down Demos First Direct Solar Storage at 1/2 MWh Scale

Normally, power tower CSP heats molten salts by aiming concentrated sunlight up to a receiver on a tower that has molten salts flowing through pipes in the receiver to be heated and sent down the tower to store the sun’s energy as heat in a hot tank below. Beam Down [...]

100-Gigawatt-Hour Crushed-Rock Heat Storage for Concentrated Solar Power and Nuclear

A very large-scale long duration energy storage (LDES) idea from MIT envisages a 1 kilometer-long, 60 meter-wide lidded central storage container of rocks sunk 20 meters down into the ground – about the size of 10 football fields if they were laid end to end. The idea is that it [...]

Australia-US thermal storage technology progresses to demonstration phase

Next-generation solar thermal energy storage technology developed in partnership with the Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI) has reached a major milestone, with the United States Department of Energy announcing it will fund commercial-scale testing. The technology, which has been produced with input from CSIRO, the Australian National University and [...]

Long Duration Energy Storage gets New R&D Lab in Biden’s DOE

A US$75 million national research and development (R&D) facility for energy storage is expected to be up and running by 2025, the US Department of Energy (DOE) said yesterday. Called the Grid Storage Launchpad (GSL), 30 separate research laboratories will be hosted at the site including technology prototype testing chambers [...]

2021-03-12T12:36:54+00:0012-03-2021|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Aalborg CSP receives order for lid solution for Integrated Pit Thermal Energy Storage (PTES) System

The Danish renewable and energy storage specialist, Aalborg CSP has received an order for the world’s most advanced lid solution to be installed as part of an Integrated Energy System with Pit Thermal Energy Storage (PTES) project in Denmark. The order was received from Høje Taastrup Fjernvarme and VEKS, who [...]

Nov 5 Webinar: Abengoa on Retrofitting CSP Plants for Intermittent Renewable Energy Storage

Spain’s Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan (PINEC) targets 74% of power from renewable sources by 2030, with more than 25GW of PV capacity expected to be added by that year. Hybrid PV – CSP bring together these complementary technologies to deliver solar power when it is required (dispatchable) or [...]

Concentrated solar power plants to produce electricity at night thanks to storage technology

Thermal energy storage (TES) systems can boost the conversion of solar thermal into electricity. They allow the efficient storage of heat during the day so that electricity production continues at night. Currently, the expansion of small and midsized concentrated solar power plants is limited because of the shortage of [...]

EnergyNest has produced a new type of modular thermal battery able to store waste heat for hours, days or even weeks

When you think about humanity’s impact on the climate, images of airplane and car exhaust fumes may spring to mind. Yet aviation and cars only account for 2% and 6% of global carbon emissions, respectively. Another sector — which hardly anyone ever talks about — has higher emissions than [...]

The Noor Concentrated Solar Power Complex and BASF’s 24-Hour Molten Salt Solutions

Molten salt, which is produced by companies such as BASF, is being used in concentrating solar power plants to provide efficient thermal energy storage and is part of the overall solution to the question of the viability of renewable energy in the fight against climate change. Solar Thermal Energy: A [...]

Azelio plans 25 MW of energy storage installations in Jordan

Swedish thermal energy storage developer Azelio on Monday outlined plans to deploy about 25 MW of its systems in Jordan through 2023 under a newly agreed commercial collaboration. The company said it has agreed on a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with local general contracting firm Hussein Atieh & Sons Co [...]

Can concentrated solar power act as energy storage? DOE wants to know more

The Department of Energy has issued a formal request for information on methods to allow concentrated solar power (CSP) to commercially deploy as cost-competitive energy storage by generating electricity through turbines running on supercritical carbon dioxide, rather than the steam-driven generators used in many existing CSP facilities. CSP has struggled [...]

NREL Awarded $2.8 Million to Develop a Long-Duration Thermal Energy Storage Technology

ARPA-E has challenged researchers to innovate a storage technology that can be deployed in almost any location and charge and discharge electricity, at a low fixed cost per cycle, for up to 4 days. 

The DAYS (Duration Addition to electricitY Storage) challenge is to supply an unmet market need – [...]

2019-11-14T13:36:58+00:0014-11-2019|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

SaltX Berlin pilot plant shows very promising results

The Swedish energy storage company SaltX Technology built and deployed a first-of-its-kind energy storage in 2019. The pilot plant, which is based on a nanocoated salt material, confirms a good material performance and a scalable energy storage concept. Furthermore, the large-scale tests showed a promising roundtrip efficiency. The overall goal [...]