After an extreme storm damaged the power cable from the Australian mainland in late 2015, the island of Tasmania faced an energy drought. To make things worse, it faced a real drought too
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has decided it is time batteries replace peaker plants running on gas in his city. Greentech Media sees this as explicit recognition of the harmful greenhouse emissions
Twelve gigawatts of storage is a big number. Let us get our minds around it first. One gigawatt is 4.6 million solar panels
Power stations have the role of supplying abundant power on demand. Since there is always the possibility of one tripping, utilities have traditionally added spinning reserve.
Staying ahead in a marathon is a challenge, as any long-distance runner will tell you. You set the pace, but you have to look forward and backwards too
A party balloon is a battery. Inflate one and release it in the air to convince yourself it is an energy storage system.
Australia enjoys the dubious reputation of being the world’s fourth-highest coal exporter. This non-renewable fossil bonanza also allows the nation to rely on large, centralized coal and natural gas power stations.
South Australia is still reeling from being in the dark for several days in September 2016. Because that was when a storm toppled pylons resulting in a knock-on series of trips.
There is sufficient wind energy, in theory to power our planet. That is, if the wind were consistent, of course. As we know, wind speed drops when evening arrives
On 4 November 2017, the China government awarded a contract for a 12 MWh vanadium flow battery at Zaoyang, Hubei. This is the first phase of a 40 megawatt-hour project