North America driving grid-scale energy storage

Government funding, subsidies, and regulatory reforms continue to drive the growth of the market for grid-scale energy storage systems, according to Navigant Research. In fact, 91 new grid-scale energy storage systems, representing a total capacity…

Stashing Energy in Underwater Bags

Submerged bags of air could turn wind and solar power into round-the-clock resources Photo: Keith Thompson/Thin Red Line Aerospace In the Bag: Energy bags like this 5-meter-diameter one, from Thin Red Line Aerospace, of Canada,…

Energy storage being driven by transportation and renewables

Energy storage, driven largely by electronics and plug-in vehicles, will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8 percent to $50 billion in 2020 — with dramatic shifts coming from the transportation industry…

Standardization harmonization – tackling challenges in energy storage

Energy storage is the key technology for unleashing the full potential of microgrids, the smart grid, and renewable energy sources. The energy storage systems industry has a market poised for substantial growth and multi-billion dollar…

Advances in grid-tied energy storage

Markets for energy storage technologies in the United States are expected to grow substantially through 2030, with increased investments spurred by state and federal regulatory policies that encourage renewable sources of electric power to supply…

How Solar Will Destroy The Power Companies, In 5 Easy Steps

    Barclays recently downgraded the entire U.S. electric utilities sector to “underweight” on the threat posed by widespread adoption of solar-storage. These systems allow homeowners to use rooftop solar panels and a battery to…