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…

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2013 MIT Energy Conference highlights

Entitled ‘From Idea to Impact – Collaborating to Meet Global Energy Challenges’, the Eighth MIT Energy Conference is scheduled to take place on March 1 and 2. Panel
 topics include ‘Utility of the Future’, ‘From…

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New solar storage possibilities from MIT

Scientists at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have produced modified carbon nanotubes that can store solar energy indefinitely after being charged up by sunlight, says the university. Although nano materials that store sunlight in…