Highview Power Developing 2 GWh of Liquid Air Long Duration Energy Storage Projects in Spain
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Madrid, Spain (SPX) May 20, 2021 Highview Power, a global leader in long duration energy storage solutions, has announced it is developing up to 2 GWh of long duration, liquid air energy storage projects across Spain for an estimated investment of around $1 billion. These projects will enable several Spanish regions to move towards their […]

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Northrop Grumman Solar Arrays to Power Airbus OneSat Spacecraft
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San Diego CA (SPX) May 04, 2021 Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by Airbus Defence and Space for the design, development and production of 24 ship sets of solar arrays to support the OneSat satellite product line. The solar arrays will power the OneSat communication satellites in geosynchronous orbit. The solar array technology […]

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Could Zinc Batteries Replace Lithium-Ion Batteries on the Power Grid?
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Slashdot reader sciencehabit shares Science magazine’s look at efforts to transform zinc batteries “from small, throwaway cells often used in hearing aids into rechargeable behemoths that could be attached to the power grid, storing solar or wind power for nighttime or when the wind is calm.” With startups proliferating and lab studies coming thick and […]

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Denmark's largest battery – one step closer to storing green power in stones
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Aarhus, Denmark (SPX) May 01, 2021 Pea sized stones heated to 600?C in large, insulated steel tanks are at the heart of a new innovation project aiming to make a breakthrough in the storage of intermittent wind and solar electricity. The technology, which stores electrical energy as heat in stones, is called GridScale, and could […]

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Airports could generate enough solar energy to power a city: Study
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Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Apr 28, 2021 A new study has found Australia’s government-owned airports could produce enough electricity to power 136,000 homes, if they had large-scale rooftop solar systems installed. Researchers at RMIT University compared electricity generated by residential solar panels in a regional Australian city to the potential green energy production of 21 leased […]

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Ten ways to ensure bees benefit from the solar power boom
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Lancaster UK (SPX) Apr 26, 2021 Researchers assessing the impact of solar energy development across Europe have come up with ten ways in which the expansion of solar can be shaped to ensure pollinators benefit. Space-hungry solar photovoltaic (PV) is set to dominate future global electricity supply, but with careful decision making, efforts to secure […]

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California's Power Grid Hits 95% Renewable Energy.  Sort of.
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Something remarkable happened last weekend, according to a climate change newsletter by the Los Angeles Times. California, the world’s fifth-largest economy, hit nearly 95% renewable energy. Sort of… There are several caveats. For one thing, Saturday’s 94.5% figure — a record, as confirmed to me by the California Independent System Operator — was fleeting, lasting […]

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Tesla Wants To Make Every Home a Distributed Power Plant
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to turn every home into a distributed power plant that would generate, store and even deliver energy back into the electricity grid, all using the company’s products. TechCrunch reports: While the company has been selling solar and energy storage products for years, a new company policy to only sell solar […]

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