Explore 2016 Edition of Global Molten Salt Solar Energy Thermal Storage Market Report: MarketResearchReports.biz

MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report “Global Molten Salt Solar Energy Thermal Storage Market Report: 2016 Edition” to its database. Gen’s report, ‘Global Molten Salt Solar Energy Thermal Storage Market Report: 2016 Edition’ provides detailed market and segment level data on the Global and Chinese consumption of Molten Salt Solar Energy Thermal Storage. The report provides historic, forecast and growth patterns by company, country and type/application from 2016 to 2021. This report delivers an extensive overview of Global Molten Salt Solar Energy Thermal Storage industry with a focus on…

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Rust could lead to solar technology breakthrough

A team of researchers have made a discovery that could lead to large-scale solar energy storage. The discovery, made by a team of Stanford University engineers, is based on the fact that heating metal oxides, like rust, could be the basis for building a solar-powered battery; a solar technology that would result in the production and storage of electricity by separating the oxygen and hydrogen atoms that create water. In other words, rust and other ordinary metal oxides can be fashioned into solar cells able to split water into oxygen…

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Researchers develop new low cost battery for green energy storage

A battery made of low cost materials could make storing renewable energy more feasible. A study recently published in the ACS’ journal Chemistry of Materials, reveals that researchers have developed a battery for renewable energy storage, with an energy density that is practically identical to a lithium-ion battery. The battery was built using sodium and magnesium, low cost materials that could make the process of storing energy more affordable. Without storing electrical power from renewable sources, energy can be lost. Renewable energy is gaining ground, with more and more renewable…

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Solar energy company launches new service called GridLogic

SolarCity launches new service that aims to combine solar energy with battery storage SolarCity, a leading solar energy company, has launched a new service called GridLogic. The service is meant to “deliver and balance” energy for communities, with a focus on the microgrid. Microgrids are small-scale versions of an energy infrastructure that have specific goals, such as focusing on reliability, sustainability, and emissions reduction. GridLogic is meant to be available worldwide, helping communities take advantage of the benefits of a microgrid. GridLogic could be a boon for remote communities around…

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Novatec Solar aims to test its new solar energy storage technology

Company commissions the development of a solar power system so it can test its storage technology Novatec Solar, a solar energy company based in Germany, has commissioned the construction of a solar thermal energy system in Spain. The project will highlight the company’s new molten salt storage technology, which may make solar energy systems much more efficient and less expensive. The new technology aims to address issues concerning the efficient storage of renewable energy. The company is using a process called direct molten salt, wherein inorganic salts are used as…

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Tesla’s gigafactory could help the solar energy field

Gigafactory batteries could have an impact on the solar power sector Tesla Motors recently formed a partnership with Panasonic. Through this partnership, Panasonic will be providing technology and services to Tesla’s forthcoming “gigafactory,” which will be responsible for the manufacture of batteries. These batteries are primarily meant to be used in Tesla’s electric vehicles, but they could also have major implications for the solar energy sector. Batteries are becoming very important for the clean energy sector, which is in dire need of efficient and effective energy storage solutions. New gigafactory…

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Powerful companies team to address solar energy storage

Storage remains a problematic issue for clean power Solar energy is gaining a great deal of attention around the world, but this form of clean power must overcome several challenges that are keeping it from going mainstream. One of these challenges has to do with storage and the current state of battery technology. While batteries have become quite advanced, they may not be at the level they should be to support the widespread adoption of solar energy. Two companies have come together in order to address this issue. SolarCity teams…

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EPFL technology may lead to efficient energy storage

Hydrogen Fuel Storage

EPFL research shows solar and hydrogen-based technology may be the solution to energy storage Alternative energy is quickly becoming a major focus for many countries around the world. These countries have shown some concern over environmental issues, but are setting their sights on alternative energy for primarily economic reasons. As focus intensifies on alternative energy, issues regarding storage are gaining more attention. Current storage technology is not well suited for the demands of clean energy. As such, researchers all over the world have been working to find ways to efficiently…

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Solar energy storage system could bring new power to residences

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Sol-Ion research project create new energy storage system Researchers from the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) in Stuttgart, Germany, have developed a new energy storage system that could make residential solar power more viable. The storage technology comes from scientists working on the Sol-Ion research project, a collaborative effort between France and Germany. Solar energy in both countries has begun growing in prominence despite some turbulence generated by internal and international politics. As demand for new energy grows amongst consumers, both countries have felt the need to…

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Hydrogenics teams with Enbridge to tackle energy storage

Hydrogen fuel partnership

Both companies to develop utility scale energy storage system Hydrogenics Corp., a developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has partnered with Enbridge Inc., a company specializing in alternative energy systems. Through the partnership, the two companies will work to establish a new utility scale energy storage system for North America. Clean energy storage is becoming more important as alternative energy begins to attract more interest from consumers, companies, and governments. Traditional storage methods are neither sufficient nor efficient enough to meet the demands presented by new forms…

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University of Minnesota licenses storage technology to SustainX


Alternative energy hand off to help solve storage issues The University of Minnesota has licensed its solar and wind energy storage system to SustainX, a developer of energy storage technologies. The storage system was developed last year by a team of researchers led by Professor Perry Li. The system was developed to help make the storage of solar and wind energies more efficient, which would also make them more alluring for use in business, industry, and residential endeavors. SustainX will be using the system to create new storage technologies that may…

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SunPower announces commercialization of its record breaking Maxeon solar cells

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SunPower, a leading solar energy company, has announced that its record breaking solar energy cells have entered commercial production. The company’s Maxeon solar cells broke the world record for both efficiency and performance last year, showing that solar energy is a viable alternative to oil. The cells broke down much of the negative stigmas that surround solar power and the company believes that commercialization will further the favor of solar energy amongst consumers and businesses. The solar cells are capable of generating electricity with 24% efficiency, the highest level of…

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UCLA researchers develop new graphene supercapacitors that store massive amounts of energy

Hydrogen Research

Researchers from UCLA have developed a new way to produce supercapacitors. Supercapacitors are the common term referring to electrochemical capacitors. These technologies are capable of storing massive electrical charges and can discharge this energy more quickly than batteries. Supercapacitors are often considered the best form of energy storage currently available, but their production is costly and time consuming. UCLA researchers believe they have solved the problem of cost by using graphene, an allotrope of carbon. By using graphene, researchers have been able to construct affordable supercapacitors that are significantly more…

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Germany’s use of solar energy has lowered the cost of power in the country by 40%

A new study from the Fraunhofer Institute, a research firm based in Munich, Germany, shows how effectively Germany has been able to keep energy prices low through the use of alternative energy. Germany is currently one of the world leading authorities in sustainability. The nation has various alternative energy projects from which it is drawing power. These projects include hydrogen and wind power, but the country’s use of solar energy has lead it to the position it is in today. According to the institute’s report, the country’s use of solar…

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