Energy storage including Fuel cells News for October 2013

Energy storage including Fuel cells News Archive

Energy storage solutions to enhance grid economics

The integration of suitable energy storage systems with wind or solar farms could significantly enhance the utilization efficiency of renewable energy, and bring considerable financial benefits to the grid.

DOE announces $4 million in funding for advanced hydrogen storage projects

The US Department Energy has announced up to $4 million in funding for fiscal year 2014, for the continued development of advanced hydrogen storage systems and novel materials to provide adequate onboard storage for a wide range of applications.

Safety-certified solar inverters now available in the Americas

AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS) has introduced two new products in its broad inverter line for the Americas region.

Online calculator can size RE batteries Online calculator can size RE batteries

Trojan Battery Co, a leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, has developed an online automated battery sizing calculator to accurately size a battery bank for renewable energy applications.

German wind park with 1 MW Hydrogenics electrolyser for Power-to-Gas energy storage

A 140 MW wind farm in northeastern Germany has been put into operation with a 1 MW electrolysis system from Hydrogenics. The wind farm, in the municipality of Grapzow in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state, is connected via a new substation to the local high-voltage grid.

Logan Energy installs Britain’s biggest fuel cell at Regent Street development Logan Energy installs Britain’s biggest fuel cell at Regent Street development

Edinburgh-based Logan Energy Ltd has successfully installed the UK’s largest fuel cell system at Quadrant 3, the landmark Regent Street redevelopment project in central London.

Solana begins commercial operation

Solana, the world´s largest parabolic trough plant with a total installed capacity of 280 MW (gross) and also the first solar plant in the United States with thermal energy storage, has successfully passed commercial operation tests.

Aquion & Siemens agreement to develop grid energy storage

Aquion Energy Inc , a developer of energy storage systems, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Siemens to test the integration of Aquion’s aqueous hybrid ion (AHI) batteries and Siemens’ Sinamics S120 drive technology.

Innovation award for “Virtual Power Plants” network Innovation award for “Virtual Power Plants” network

A plan to harness so-called Virtual Power Plants for cooling and heating homes and businesses has won a major national award for innovation.

The Switch and Yaskawa form to expand product range

The Switch, a supplier of permanent magnet generator and full-power converters for wind power and other renewable energy applications, and Yaskawa Electric Corporation, a manufacturer of servomotors, controllers, inverters, and industrial robots, have entered into a strategic cooperation to expand their product ranges covering motors, generators and converters.

SolarReserve wins solar industry award

SolarReserve, a US developer of large-scale solar power projects, has received an award for technology excellence for its molten salt power tower technology.