FERC accepts massive $3.6 billion energy storage project The $3.6 billion pumped hydro energy storage project will be built near retired Navajo coal plant to provide renewable energy to consumers in Los Angeles, Vegas and Phoenix. The gigantic battery will leverage water from Lake Powell and from a reservoir on a plateau as well as … Continue reading FERC accepts massive $3.6 billion energy storage project
‘World’s tallest’ wind turbine gets 70MWh of pumped storage near Stuttgart The world’s tallest wind turbine to date, under construction at a German wind farm, will be paired with 70MWh of pumped hydro energy storage onsite. Four wind turbines of 3.4MW rated capacity each are being installed in Gaildorf, near Stuttgart in southern Germany, by … Continue reading ‘World’s tallest’ wind turbine gets 70MWh of pumped storage near Stuttgart
Turning Old Coal Mines Into Massive Energy-Storage Devices for Renewable Power A Pennsylvania entrepreneur imagines that one day, the 40-acre Shen Penn anthracite mine pit will once again deliver energy. (TNS) — SHENANDOAH, Pa. – The Shen Penn anthracite mine pit, abandoned in the 1960s during the decline of Schuylkill County’s coal industry, is a … Continue reading Turning Old #Coal_Mines Into Massive Energy Storage Devices for Renewable Power
How water can save solar: Using bulk storage to flatten the duck Power storage remains expensive, making it difficult to cost effectively store power for use when the sun does not shine or the wind does not blow. However, this oft repeated statement does not represent the full picture because not all storage is created … Continue reading How water can save solar: Using bulk storage to flatten the duck
Pumped Storage Hydro : The Forgotten Solution? In the rush to develop new battery storage technologies to ease the growing strain on the UK’s electricity network, are we in danger of overlooking the large-scale storage assets we already have? A report, The Benefits of Pumped Storage Hydro to the UK, thinks so and suggests a … Continue reading Pumped Storage Hydro : The Forgotten Solution?
Pumped Up: Renewables Growth Revives Old Energy-Storage Method Moving water uphill lets producers of solar and wind power bank energy for use when it is needed most Forget about Tesla Motors Inc.’s batteries: The hottest way to store energy in the electricity business today is a century-old technology that involves moving water to stash power. … Continue reading Pumped Up: Renewable s Growth Revives Old Energy Storage Method