Author: Kent Harrington

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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
2014-07-08 crez 25

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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June 24th, 2014

Rigs-to-Reefs Program Saves Time, Money and Boosts Marine Life

By Kent Harrington
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Unused offshore oil platforms can be reefed, by bringing above-water parts ashore and chopping the jacket down, to allow sunlight to supply a thriving ecosystem.

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June 20th, 2014

Elon Musk Talks About The Future Of Solar Energy

By Kent Harrington
2014-06-19 Elon Musk

Elon Musk is a huge believer in the future of solar energy. But for Musk, it’s not speculative. Every new press conference reveals the enormity his vision.

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