New smart town in Japan may make use of hydrogen fuel cells

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Panasonic announces plans to help develop second of Japan’s smart towns Panasonic has announced plans to develop a second smart city in Japan. The announcement was made at the IFA 2017 conference in Germany. The project, called Tsunashima SST, is meant to be developed in Yokohama and will help serve as an economic force in the region. The new smart city is the second that Panasonic has been helping develop, with the first being the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town , also near Yokohama. Hydrogen fuel cells may see some use…

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South Australia looks to expand its renewable energy and storage capabilities

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Government calls for proposals for new projects The South Australian government is calling for project proposals from companies that may be interested in renewable energy. The state is looking to secure new projects that focus on clean power, bioenergy, and energy storage. Such projects will receive aid from the Renewable Technology Fund, which has some $150 million in backing. Companies are being invited to submit proposals for innovative projects that could help South Australia establish a greater foothold in the renewable energy space. Energy storage is becoming a major priority…

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Elcogen fuel cell technology to power clean energy hub

TALLINN – European fuel cell manufacturer Elcogen will supply its technology for a groundbreaking new project demonstrating how reversible solid oxide cells can be used in innovative clean energy storage systems. Elcogen’s market-leading solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology will be used in the upcoming REFLEX project, which will operate an energy hub coupled to solar and mini-hydro renewable sources to provide both electricity and heat to the nearby technology park. At the heart of this energy hub, Elcogen SOFCs will be operating either in electrolysis mode (SOEC) – to store excess electricity to produce hydrogen – or in fuel cell mode (SOFC) when energy…

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Ikea to begin offering solar energy products in the UK

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Ikea is bringing solar panels to its UK stores Retail giant Ikea has plans to break into the solar energy market. The company has announced that it will begin selling solar panels and energy storage systems at its stores in the United Kingdom. These products will be sold alongside similar solutions provided by Solarcentury, a solar energy company based in the UK. Ikea is the latest in several retailers that have begun to offer solar panels and related services. These retailers are benefitting from the growing demand for clean energy,…

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Mercedes-Benz aims to compete in the residential solar energy space

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Automaker joins with Vivint Solar to offer new residential energy solution Automaker Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will be partnering with Vivint Solar, a solar energy company based in the United States, in order to compete in the residential solar energy and storage space. Notably, the two companies are looking to compete with Tesla, which has established a powerful presence within the residential space despite its focus on clean transportation. This partnership may provide homeowners with more options when it comes to making use of clean power and technology, allowing…

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Report highlights the promising future of distributed solar energy and storage

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Distributed solar energy is becoming more popular throughout the world A new report from Navigant Research predicts that the global market for the deployment of distributed solar energy and storage systems will expand in the coming years. The demand for solar power is on the rise throughout the world. As more consumers and businesses seek to make use of this form of clean power, the demand for energy storage solutions is on the rise as well. In the coming years, this global market is expected to see aggressive growth, creating…

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New legislation could boost solar energy and battery storage in California

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California continues to set impressive solar energy records California has been setting many renewable energy records in recent months. In February, the state finally broke its all-time solar energy record, generating nearly 8,800 megawatts of electrical power on a single afternoon. The record was beaten the following week, with solar energy production surpassing 9,000 megawatts. Not even 24 hours after this new record was set, it was beaten again. There is no doubt that solar energy is on track to play a major role in the state’s future, but California…

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Germany to convert large coal mine into a new energy storage system

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New project aims to change an old coal mine into an efficient energy storage solution Germany has launched an ambitious new project that involved converting an old coal mine into a large-scale battery storage system. The Prosper-Haniel coal mine is the subject of the project. The mine was built in 1863 and produces approximately 3 million tons of coal every year. It is one of the few remaining active coal mines in Germany, but is slated for complete closure in 2018, when government subsidies supporting the mine are no longer…

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Model shows that solar energy could help New York reach its power storage goals

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CUNY releases new roadmap highlighting the benefits of solar energy and power storage Sustainable CUNY, an initiative launched by the City University of New York, has published a new roadmap that could help ensure that New York is capable of reaching its energy storage targets. The roadmap suggests that the use of solar energy technology could help bolster energy storage systems, providing these systems with a reliable source of electrical power. While the roadmap is designed for New York City specifically, CUNY believes that it can also be applied to…

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Premiere: Hydrogen + Fuel Cells NORTH AMERICA at SPI 2017

At SPI 2017 we will organize the first Hydrogen + Fuel Cells (H2+FC) NORTH AMERICA. After 23 years of experience with Europe’s largest trade fair for hydrogen, fuel cells and batteries, it is now the time to move to the USA. SPI 2017 is North America’s biggest solar trade fair, around 700 exhibitors and 20.000 visitors are expected. The Energy Storage International (ESI), the largest energy storage event in North America with more than 115 exhibitors, will be co-located with the SPI 2017 as well. Hydrogen + Fuel Cell exhibitors…

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DOE supports ambitious new energy storage system from FuelCell Energy

FuelCell Energy develops new storage solution based on solid oxide electrolysis cells FuelCell Energy, a leading developer of fuel cells and hydrogen solutions, has announced a new energy storage project that has received support from the U.S. Department of Energy. The federal agency is supporting the energy storage project with a $3 million cost-share contract. The project itself is focused on the use of solid oxide electrolysis cells, which may be suitable for to meet energy demand among those using fuel cells as primary or secondary energy systems. Demand for…

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Siemens to develop new storage solution for wind energy systems

Engineer announces work on efficient storage solution for wind energy systems Siemens, a German engineering company, has announced that it has begun working on a thermal storage solution that can be paired with wind energy systems. The company hopes that this new storage solution will help make wind farms more efficient in the future. Like other forms of renewable power, wind energy systems have struggled with effective storage solutions. This has made them somewhat unattractive when compared to other energy systems. With efficient storage, this may change in the near…

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Researchers develop new hydrogen fuel production system

Hydrogen can be used as a way to store clean energy Hydrogen is often used to generate electrical power by clean energy systems, but it can also serve as an efficient means to store energy. Storage solutions for renewable energy systems are becoming more important as clean power grows as more of a priority for many countries. According to researchers from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology, hydrogen can serve as  an efficient and effective means of chemical storage, making renewable energy…

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Reports show smart cities, energy storage, and fuel cell vehicles are on the rise globally

Reports from Navigant Research highlight the expansion of the low-carbon economy Within the next decade, the adoption of a low-carbon economy throughout the world will have made major strides. This is according to new reports from Navigant Research. The reports highlights the significant growth that has been seen in four sectors within the emerging low-carbon economy. These sectors are smart city development, energy storage deployment, the adoption of fuel cell vehicles, and the sale of clean powertrains for heavy-duty vehicles. Smart cities are becoming more prominent, thanks especially to energy…

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Global Power Energy Storage Battery Industry 2016 Market Research Report: MarketResearchReports.Biz

MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report “Global Power Energy Storage Battery Industry 2016 Market Research Report” to its database. The Global Power Energy Storage Battery Industry 2016 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Power Energy Storage Battery industry. Firstly, the report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Power Energy Storage Battery market analysis is provided for the international market including development history, competitive landscape analysis, and major regions’ development status.…

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Global Advanced Energy Storage Systems Market to grow steadily at a CAGR of close to 14% during 2016-2020: MarketResearchReports.biz

MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report “Global Advanced Energy Storage Systems Market 2016-2020” to its database. Market outlook of the global advanced energy storage systems market Technavios research analyst predicts the global advanced energy storage systems market to grow steadily at a CAGR of close to 14% during the forecast period. Energy storage technology is used to store surplus electricity that can be utilized during power shortages, blackouts, and peak hours of demand. The growing demand for electricity worldwide coupled with an imminent need to reduce the demand-supply gap…

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