Energy efficiency Features for December 2009

Energy efficiency Features Archive

What will the Feed-in Tariff in Britain look like?

Robin Priestley looks at whether the UK is finally getting its act together and adopting a feed-in tariff to rival that of countries like Germany...

Short-term energy storage: adaptable flexibility Short-term energy storage: adaptable flexibility

Energy storage options can be segmented by the length of storage that they offer. Long-term storage such as hydro reservoirs may store energy for many months and have an important impact on the overall energy budget, while small-time storage such as capacitors can help avoid flickering of the light when net companies switch between different electricity suppliers. In this article Bent Sørensen assesses a selection of short-term energy storage devices and their fields of application.