Tag: energy suppliers

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

Solar-plus-storage is ‘chasing gas off the grid’

The price of power from solar-plus-storage is already cost-competitive with some new build gas generators in the US and not just for gas peaker plants. In a study by Fluence and a group of MBA candidates at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, it was found building new mid-merit gas plants was no…
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14th May 2019 0

Exclusive: U.S. seeks to challenge China’s electric-vehicle supply chain dominance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. senator plans to introduce legislation on Thursday to streamline regulation and permitting requirements for the development of mines for lithium, graphite and other electric-vehicle supply chain minerals, part of a plan to offset China’s dominance in the space. While Tesla Inc, Volkswagen AG and other electric-focused automakers and battery manufacturers…
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6th May 2019 0

UCI Student ‘Accidentally’ Invents a Rechargeable Battery That Lasts 400 Years

A University of California Irvine student may have stumbled upon an invention to end your phone-charging woes for good. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg of where that could take us as a society. Forget about your phone; the world would be a different place without ever having to worry about replacing car…
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11th April 2019 0

Utilities are starting to invest in big batteries instead of building new power plants

This is what a 5-megawatt, lithium-ion energy storage system looks like. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Jeremiah Johnson, North Carolina State University and Joseph F. DeCarolis, North Carolina State University Due to their decreasing costs, lithium-ion batteries now dominate a range of applications including electric vehicles, computers and consumer electronics. You might only think about energy…
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8th March 2019 0

Japanese startup plans to test an experimental battery on the Moon

Wanting to use solid-state batteries in space is nothing new, but the technology hasn’t gotten off the ground yet here on Earth A type of battery still in development here on Earth could head to the Moon as early as 2021 on board a commercial lunar lander. Japanese startup ispace plans to be the first…
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25th February 2019 0

The changing face of energy production

The way in which we use and consume energy is set to change in the near future. There is a considerable increase in renewable energy capacity across the globe, notably for wind and solar. This increase is likely to continue with national and international energy initiatives, and further advances and developments in renewable energy technologies.…
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17th January 2019 0