Joe Pratt studies hydrogen fuel cell energy storage in ports at the Port of Oakland, California. Photo credit: Sandia National Laboratories

Energy storage in port operations

A hidden challenge for renewable energy, in terms of carbon reductions at least, is making sure your cure is not more damaging than your disease. Many types of renewable power plants, for example, contain large…

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Electricity storage guide available

Sandia National Laboratories has released an updated handbook on energy storage. The book was created in collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and was funded by the…

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Sea ports to benefit from fuel cells

Sandia Labs has identified another promising market for fuel cells: the dockside. Fuel cells, says the organisation, have already proven themselves in powering mobile lighting systems, forklifts, emergency backup systems and light-duty trucks. And now researchers…

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Areva teams with Sandia for CSP storage

Areva Solar has announced it is collaborating with Sandia National Laboratories on a new concentrated solar power (CSP) installation with thermal energy storage. As the company’s online video shows, the CSP storage project combines Areva’s modular…

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Free tool analyses energy storage options

State-owned Sandia National Laboratories, in partnership with the US Department of Energy and consultancy DNV-KEMA have released a new tool to help utilities, developers and regulators identify the best energy storage options for their needs….