solar storage technology Articles

  • What Are Solar Buildings Technologies?

    Solar buildings technologies use the non-polluting power of the sun to help heat, cool, and power our buildings. Because buildings now use one-third of the energy currently consumed in this country, the potential markets for using solar buildings technologies in place of conventional ones is substantial. Whether you're a home owner, architect, builder, business owner, or industry or utility ...

  • Solar Tower Report 2014:Cost, Performance and Thermal Storage

    'Strategically plan your commercial trajectory and optimize profitability in the increasingly internationalized solar tower market' About this report: Through industry-validated cost information, localized techno-economic analysis and inter-market benchmarking, this report brings unprecedented clarity on solar tower technology across eight global markets, enabling you to separate the fact from ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Hydrogen Storage - Solution for an Intermittent Energy Source

    Storing solar energy through hydrogen versus traditional storage solutions Today, energy is either transmitted directly to the consumer through the grid or stored as backup power for future use via batteries, pumping water, etc. When it comes to solar and wind energy, it becomes extraordinarily difficult to take full advantage of the renewable sources using traditional methods of power ...


    By Verde LLC

  • 7 Theses on Storage Systems in Commercial Applications

    Solar storage systems are now the focus of attention more than ever before. The application areas are as different as the requirements. While private PV system operators work toward optimizing self-consumption, storage systems in industry are mainly used to provide control reserve and thus ensure grid stability. In commercial storage ...


    By SMA Solar

  • Designing renewable contracts that value CSP storage

    As California ramps up its storage requirements, it has not included Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with integrated energy storage. Instead it is testing pilot projects using batteries at utility-scale, even though it must be obvious to bean counters at utilities ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Sun at Night: Sunny Boy Storage in the Field

    Heinrich Eurich reports on his initial experiences with his PV storage system comprising the Sunny Boy Storage and Tesla Powerwall. As part of the field test for the Sunny Boy Storage, the SMA employee was one of the first to have the new storage system installed. “Darn it, back payments again!” That’s how I always reacted when the annual electricity bill from the public utility ...


    By SMA Solar

  • Concentrating Solar Power

    Technology Overview   By collecting solar energy during daylight hours and storing it in hot molten salt, concentrating solar power technologies like power towers give utilities an alternative method for meeting peak loads. (Warren Gretz)  Concentrating solar power plants produce electric power by converting the sun’s energy into high-temperature heat using ...

  • Beyond the Tesla Powerwall: How energy storage is shaping up in Ontario - How energy storage changes everything

    There are not many entrepreneurs who can command a room like Elon Musk. When he stepped onto a stage in May to unveil the Powerwall the audience oohed and ahhed and dutifully pre-ordered more than 38,000 of Tesla’s new home battery systems. And while Tesla gets the headlines other energy storage ...


    By Green Energy Futures

  • Free solar for Africa?

    The African continent is not homogeneous. The constant gap between the way we perceive the north of the continent and the harsh reality that the South is going through is often surprising. Many start to see and praise the "African miracle” progresses. However, many obstacles remain for Africa to impose its way. The sun, is a natural, free and abundant wealth in the African land, would it ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Solar hot water system

    Solar hot water systems (e.g. residential) do not produce steam, for example. Thus, solar hot water systems cannot push a steam turbine and will not generate electrical power. Solar hot water systems are used for heating and hot water requirements, not electrical power. If this is offsetting electrical hot water or electrical heat, then these are more like 'negawatts' than Terawatts. Steam ...


  • Exclusive interview with CEO of Solar Reserve

    Last week Solar Reserve made headlines with their new 200MW CSP project announcement in Colorado. This week CSP Today gained exclusive access with Kevin Smith, CEO of Solar Reserve ahead of him speaking at CSP Today USA 2012 on 27-28 June in Las Vegas London, CSP Today CSP Today: There is currently 1200MW of CSP underway which demonstrates a significant achievement for the industry. What do ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Parabolic Trough Report 2014: cost, performance and thermal storage

    'Strategically plan your commercial trajectory and optimize profitability in the increasingly internationalized parabolic trough market. About this report: Critical Market Specific Cost Data: Receive the most up-to-date, industry validated cost data breakdowns from CAPEX to OPEX in defined optimal parabolic trough plants across 8 markets (Chile, India, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, South ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Solar-Powered Circulation Technology Clears Out Blue-Green Algae without the Costs and Hazards of Copper Sulfate

    Untitled Document As the annual onslaught of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms continues to plague fresh water lakes and reservoirs, the use of copper sulfate to control the problem has ...


    By Medora Corporation

  • Morocco calls for IPP projects; UAE uses sand for storage

    Solar thermal news you need to know. Morocco calls for Midelt solar projects The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) has called for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to develop the first phase of the Noor Midelt Solar Complex (NoorM 1). In a document published on December 31, MASEN ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Why carbon capture and storage is vital, has no friends but must be backed

    James Smith, Chair of the Carbon Trust, sets out why we need to learn to love CCS - before it's too late In front of the Public Liaison Committee in Parliament last week the Prime Minister laid out the importance of carbon capture and storage to the setting of a 2030 carbon target and in helping resolve the current debate on how much gas in the UK it is safe to burn.  Just a month ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Statoil backs wind storage; LG Chem eyes Australia growth

    Battery maker LG Chem plans to expand its footprint in the Australian residential solar and battery storage market, the company announced on March 24, citing the “exponential traction” for its RESU6.4EX residential energy storage system in Australia and the “untapped opportunity” for solar energy ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Storage is ‘missing link’ in modern CSP - Bob Stojanovic of ABB

    During CSP Today’s ‘Myth-busting Webinar’ for 1000 members of the CSP community, over 50 questions were posed in the interactive session from developers, EPCs and suppliers. This week, CSP Today posed 3 of the questions to Bob Stojanovic of ABB, one of the speakers from the webinar who contributed on the discussion on CSP bankability. [To download the full podcast ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Five Reasons For And Against Solar Energy

    As the world begins to recognize the damage, we have done to the Earth; renewable sources of energy are being examined. The benefits are numerous for solar energy, and the disadvantages are great. Weighing all the pros and cons is simply prolonging the time people should be using towards educating others about solar energy and if it is doable in the next ten or ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Integrating Solar Lights with Motion Sensors

    Solar powered motion sensor lights are effective security accessories for remote locations that experience sufficient amounts of sunlight throughout the day. The units offer seamless installation, require minimal maintenance and remain operational without electrical support. Locations without dependable access to the grid may find solar security lights useful in maintaining illumination at night. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Solar thermal power coming to a boil

    After emerging in 2006 from 15 years of hibernation, the solar thermal power industry experienced a surge in 2007, with 100 megawatts of new capacity coming online worldwide. During the 1990s, cheap fossil fuels, combined with a loss of state and federal incentives, put a damper on solar thermal power development. However, recent increases in energy prices, escalating concerns about global ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

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