DOE Envisions Future Grid’s Transformation into a ‘Network’

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 16:16:24 +0000

The grid must accommodate more inverter-based generation and adequately handle the bi-directional flow of electricity, but it must also apply alternative grid configurations and coordinate planning and operations across multiple participants and jurisdictions. That’s the vision Michael Pesin, deputy assistant secretary for the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Grid Research and Development division, outlined in […]

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From POWER’s New Editors’ Studio: Business Trends Driving Opportunities, Challenges

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 14:04:09 +0000

At the Experience POWER conference, held in San Antonio, Texas, this week, POWER’s editorial team conducted several live interviews with industry leaders at its new Editors’ Studio. Here’s a recap of what you might have missed.  Executive Editor Aaron Larson talked to Paul Browning, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Power Americas (a company that sponsored the new video offering), […]

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Texas-Based Utility Teams Up with Mitsubishi Power to Explore Carbon Reduction Opportunities

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:36:03 +0000

El Paso Electric (EPE) and Mitsubishi Power have signed a joint development agreement (JDA) “creating a collaboration framework to jointly develop projects that will enable EPE to achieve its clean energy goals.” EPE is a regional electric utility providing generation, transmission, and distribution service to approximately 444,300 retail and wholesale customers in a 10,000-square-mile area […]

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Compass Minerals Found A Way To Convert Sustainable Lithium Brine To Battery-Grade Lithium Hydroxide

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 16:00:16 +0000

Compass Minerals has announced the success of the conversion testing of its sustainable lithium brine resource into both lithium carbonate and battery-grade lithium hydroxide. The testing was performed by a third party, Veolia Energy, which used a proven, commercially viable conversion process. The company stated that at a concentration of >56.5% lithium hydroxide monohydrate, the […]

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DOE Invests Nearly $27 Million In Energy Storage Projects

Credit to Author: Jake Richardson| Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:15:11 +0000

Energy storage has been the proposed solution to the renewable energy intermittency problem (or opportunity, depending on your perspective). Increasingly, it has become a very real practical solution. (Pumped hydro has been used for large-scale storage in Europe for many years.) For smaller scale storage, the Tesla Powerwall and other residential battery systems have been […]

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Electric Vehicle Battery Pack Costs in 2021 — 87% Lower Than in 2008

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 13:57:59 +0000

The electric vehicle market has transformed immensely in the past dozen years. Most of that transformation comes down to one thing: dropping battery prices. As battery prices have come down, various electric vehicle models have gotten more range for the same price, and many more models have come to market with a competitive mix of […]

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Modern Infrastructure Means a Modern Electric Grid

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2021 23:28:33 +0000

By U.S. Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) As the solar industry continues to grow and America moves toward a bright clean energy future, there’s a critical need to make sure our electric grid can keep up. Right now, we have an historic opportunity to uplift every American community by growing the clean energy economy, but […]

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CleanTechnica Interview with Energy Vault CEO: PSH Energy Storage & Recycling Coal Ash

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2021 16:58:24 +0000

I was recently invited to interview Energy Vault Chairman, Co-Founder, and CEO Robert Piconi, who shared some of the latest achievements about Energy Vault and what sets it apart from its competitors in the energy storage industry. Energy Vault’s mission is to accelerate the decarbonization of our planet by introducing the most advance, environmentally sound, […]

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