Author: Kent Harrington

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Name: Kent Harrington

July 25th, 2014

Life Suddenly Changes for India’s First Solar-Powered Village

By Kent Harrington
2014-07-24 greenpeace 2

A small town in Bihar, one of India’s poorest regions, now holds claim to the title of the country’s first solar-powered village.

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July 24th, 2014

Starting Up the World’s First Retrofitted Carbon Capture Coal Plant

By Kent Harrington
2014-07-21 sask 2

When SaskPower’s carbon capture plant is fully operational, it will capture 1 million tons of CO2 a year – about 95% – and have a 110 MW-generating capacity.

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July 22nd, 2014

World’s Largest Iron-Chromium Flow Battery Starts Up in California

By Kent Harrington
2014-07-15 enerv 2

Users and competitors watch anxiously as flow batteries convert chemical energy into electricity by pumping electrolytes through EnerVault’s Engineered Cascades Technology.

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July 16th, 2014

Texas Grid Battery Storage Project a Success

By Kent Harrington
2014-07-12 xtreme 1

Built for Duke Energy by Xtreme Power, the 36 MW array can respond within seconds and deliver stored wind power for 15 minutes throughout the Texas grid.

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July 9th, 2014

Report Shows New Transmission Lines Helped Texas Set Wind Record

By Kent Harrington
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The EIA released a report that said new transmission lines in Texas – from the west to the east – has increased time wind farms have able to transmit power.

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July 8th, 2014

Testing Zinc Air Battery Storage in the New York City Grid

By Kent Harrington
2014-07-07 EOS 4

Zinc-air cells from Eos Energy Storage lower costs to the point where the batteries are competitive with gas-fired power for specialized grid services.

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July 3rd, 2014

Who Popped the LNG Gas Bubble?

By Kent Harrington
2014-07-02 putin 1

No doubt about it, there had been signs of an “overbuild,” and the liquefaction market had displayed bubbliciousness, but Vladimir Putin will probably hog all the credit for popping the already deflating LNG bubble. Before his clever machinations, US natural gas prices had hit a decade low of $1.90 per […]

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June 30th, 2014

New Battery Is Changing the Grid

By Kent Harrington
2014-06-27 axion 3

Axion Power makes a hybrid super-capacitor/battery that replaces the negative electrode with an activated carbon electrode to get super capacitor properties.

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June 30th, 2014

New Battery Is Changing the Grid

By Kent Harrington
2014-06-27 axion 4

Axion Power makes a hybrid super-capacitor/battery that replaces the negative electrode with an activated carbon electrode to get super capacitor properties.

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June 26th, 2014

Concentrated Solar Power Closing In on Natural Gas

By Kent Harrington
2014-06-25 abengoa 2

By combining concentrated solar power with molten salt storage, one pioneering company says its technology could compete on the open market with natural gas by 2020.

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