Wind

Novel technologies for wind energy storage at EWEA 2014 included the GE Power & Water brilliant turbine, understood to have been installed by Invenergy.

Smart new ways to store wind energy

Three novel ways to store wind energy went on show at the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) 2014 annual meeting held in Barcelona, Spain, last week. Two, aimed at short-term and longer-term storage respectively, were…


hat offshore energy storage systems could be used alongside the wind farms and tidal and wave arrays taking shape off our coasts. Photo credit: MIT

The promise of seabed storage

The renewable energy storage concept announced by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) earlier this year is quite literally a load of balls. Aimed at storing excess power from offshore wind farms, says MIT: “The key to…



Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP), Rotherham

Hydrogen mini grid for UK

It’s a small step but hopefully a significant one: ITM Power has won a bid from the UK government’s Homes and Communities Agency to operate a hydrogen mini grid system (HMGS) in the town of…


The wind turbine at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT).

Calmac puts energy storage on ice

Calmac’s IceBank system is now storing excess energy generated by the Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT)’s wind turbine, the company has announced. The system effectively stores energy from the world’s first-ever large commercial on-campus wind turbine…