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Wood Mackenzie looks at the polar vortex and 100% renewable energy

Wood Mackenzie looks at the polar vortex and 100% renewable energy The research and consultancy group’s study of the latest polar vortex shows the need for greater interconnection of grids and 18-40 hours of energy storage in the Upper Midwest under high renewable energy scenarios. It also shows a potential role for nuclear power; but … Continue reading Wood Mackenzie looks at the polar vortex and 100% renewable energy

Sodium ion battery research could power up renewable energy storage

Sodium ion battery research could power up renewable energy storage Longer life and increased capacity for a new technology battery that could be the workhorse of a renewable energy grid are the goals of a study of the effect of charging cycles on the structure of anodes in sodium ion batteries. Under a three-year, $233,000 … Continue reading Sodium ion battery research could power up renewable energy storage

EIA forecasts renewables will be fastest growing source of electricity generation

EIA forecasts renewables will be fastest growing source of electricity generation January 18 (Renewables Now) – The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects non-hydroelectric renewable energy resources such as solar and wind to be the fastest growing source of US electricity generation for at least the next two years. EIA’s January 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook … Continue reading EIA forecasts renewables will be fastest growing source of electricity generation

2019 US renewable generation additions expected to far outpace gas: EIA

2019 US renewable generation additions expected to far outpace gas: EIA Cheaper prices of natural gas and renewable energy have impacted the competitiveness of more traditional generation fuels. Renewable additions are projected to more than double gas in 2019. Last year, natural gas capacity additions outpaced renewable energy additions for the first time since 2013. … Continue reading 2019 US renewable generation additions expected to far outpace gas: EIA

Natural Gas and Renewable Energy to Continue Leading the Market

Natural Gas and Renewable Energy to Continue Leading the Market Cheap natural gas and social pressure to reduce carbon emissions give gas-fired power plants and renewable energy resources a competitive advantage over traditional coal and nuclear generation. Energy storage continues to gain traction as costs decrease and technology evolves. The more things change, the more … Continue reading Natural Gas and Renewable Energy to Continue Leading the Market

Weatherwatch: how do we store surplus renewable energy until we need it?

Weatherwatch: how do we store surplus renewable energy until we need it? We are able to produce more renewable energy than we can use immediately. Now we must find ways to keep it stored until the demand is high A milestone was reached for renewable energy in November when more than 100% of Scotland’s electricity … Continue reading Weatherwatch: how do we store surplus renewable energy until we need it?