Researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria have come up with a proposal that uses lifts in tall buildings to store energy.
Xlinks, UK-based renewables company will develop and construct a new electricity generation facility entirely powered by solar and wind energy combined with a battery storage facility, which will transport electricity via HDVC cables from the home site in Morocco to the UK.
PowerX, a Japanese company founded to spearhead innovation in offshore power development has announced the launch of its new product: a maritime vessel to carry electricity from offshore wind farms onshore. The company will also design and build a massive battery payload that will be integrated with the shipʼs controls to transport offshore wind power to shore.
Ontario municipal utility, Alectra Utilities is piloting a customer energy marketplace with the launch of a transactive energy platform, GridExchange. Funded by Natural Resources Canada and in partnership with Sunverge, Savage Data, and FLO, GridExchange is a blockchain-based software platform that enables customers with distributed energy resources (DERs) such as solar panels, battery storage and electric vehicles to participate in an energy marketplace with Alectra.
United Energy, an Australian electricity distributor will spearhead the country’s largest rollout of community-based batteries supporting highly targeted and localized needs later this year. The initiative will target United Energy’s network across Melbourne’s east, south east and the Mornington Peninsula. When complete, the fleet of batteries will be able to store the electricity needed to support 3,000 homes as part of an $11 million investment in new energy technology.