Category:Energy

July 22nd, 2014

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

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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 | Comments (0)
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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 11th, 2014

Electricity and the Environment

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Electricity

Fossil fuels will continue to play an important part in electricity generation, and this opens the doors for many opportunities for young chemical engineers.

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July 9th, 2014

Report Shows New Transmission Lines Helped Texas Set Wind Record

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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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 | Comments (0)
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 | Comments (0)
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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 | Comments (0)
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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 | Comments (0)
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 | Comments (0)
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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 25th, 2014

Prototype for 60% Solar Cell Efficiency Unveiled

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
Solar Cell

Sharp unveiled a small solar cell prototype that relies on exotic physics to double current solar cell efficiency.

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