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Assessment Analyzes Markets for Marine Energy

Finding Energy Opportunities in the Blue Economy First-of-its kind assessment outlines a dozen promising markets for marine energy energyenvironment.pnnl.gov, September 2018 Waves, as well as ocean and tidal currents, contain tremendous energy. At the same time, many industries need energy sources in or around marine environments. What if you could directly harness ocean energy to […]

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Maximizing Energy Storage Value: Bill Savings and Demand Response Participation

Kerry Burke, ERS for Zondits, September 17, 2018 With the recent release of the New York State Energy Storage Roadmap along with the New York City permitting guide for outdoor lithium ion systems, the momentum behind storage as a viable solution continues to grow. Simultaneously, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) […]

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New York’s Energy Storage Roadmap: Another Step in the Right Direction

Written by Kerry Burke, ERS, August 22, 2018 In his 2018 State of the State address, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a 1,500 megawatt (MW) energy storage target by 2025. This impressive number is equivalent to approximately one-fifth of the electric demand for all New York State homes. New York will also be establishing a […]

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New Cathode Designs May Increase Battery Performance

“Hot” New Cathode Finding Could Boost Battery Performance Research opens up new possible designs for advanced battery cathodes needed for electric cars Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, June 2018 Lithium-ion batteries involve an intricately designed chemical recipe, one that scientists are constantly trying to improve. The latest tweak from researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and […]

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Congress Hears the Case for Energy Storage

Energy Storage Gets Its Day in Congress The House Energy and Commerce Committee invited experts to testify on what federal storage policy should look like. Written by Julian Spector, greentechmedia.com, July 18, 2018 Energy storage experts got to ask what their country could do for them Wednesday. The House Energy and Commerce Committee convened a […]

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Could Ammonia be the Future of Energy Storage?

Bryan Kilgore, ERS for Zondits, July 10, 2018 Siemens is testing the use of ammonia to transport hydrogen for energy storage, particularly in conjunction with renewable generation. Hydrogen has proven particularly challenging to transport; however, ammonia is a common industrial product that is already transported in large quantities. Currently, ammonia is predominantly produced using the […]

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“Smart Community” in Alabama Acts as Living Laboratory for Microgrid

Alabama Microgrid Studies Future of Energy Infrastructure Written by Andrew Soergel, usnews.com, July 2, 2018 At first glance, the newly constructed Reynolds Landing community in suburban Birmingham, Alabama, looks like any other newly constructed well-to-do neighborhood. The homes carry a modern, though not entirely futuristic, design. The streets wind in a rectangle, branching off in one […]