Energy Storage

Cal on February 12th, 2018

As reported here over the past two years, the state of South Australia has been plagued by unreliability in its electricity system leading to state wide blackouts that have caused businesses millions of dollars in lost production and sales. To address this failing, the state has turned to storage batteries to help prevent the power […]

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Cal on February 3rd, 2018

Forbes tells us The Energy Revolution Of 2018 Will Be Electricity Storage and will impact the entire energy value chain, including changing the way we transmit and distribute electricity in our economies. “Energy storage will transform the entire electricity value chain as it enables an ever richer mix of large-scale renewable energy sources in the electricity generation […]

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Cal on January 27th, 2018

Professor in Computer Engineering at Oklahoma State University, Dr Subhash Kak, believes a third of jobs will be lost soon after the introduction of self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, and automation. Autonomous cars in particular could displace transportation workers and drivers. Prof. Kak said: “It has been estimated that one third of the people in any advanced […]

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Cal on January 20th, 2018

Navigant Research projects the total annual revenue for the energy storage and renewable integration sector will exceed $23 billion by 2026. Utility-scale and behind-the-meter applications are likely to experience the strongest growth. Energy storage systems are increasingly viewed as a way to mitigate the electric grid challenges caused by large additions of renewable energy sources. The Asia Pacific region […]

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Cal on January 17th, 2018

According to the International Energy Agency, the petrochemical industry will represent the largest global demand for additional crude oil consumption through 2040. The US Energy Information Administration predicts natural gas will generate 33.1% of US electricity this year, up from 31.7% in 2017 and will rise to 34.3% in 2019. At the same time, coal-fired generation […]

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Cal on December 14th, 2017

Tesla’s lithium-ion storage battery, the largest in the world, is now operating in the state of South Australia. The 129-megawatt-hour battery has the capability to store and dispatch electricity generated by a nearby wind farm. It can power some 30,000 homes. Frequent blackouts have been causing havoc in South Australia in the past two years. As […]

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Cal on December 13th, 2017

Falling Battery Costs for EVs and Energy Storage 2010 – 2030    note: prices are in $ per kilowatt-hour (kWh)

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Cal on December 5th, 2017

A study by McKinsey Global Institute projects up to 800 million global workers will lose their jobs to robotic automation by 2030. The study of 46 countries and 800 occupations found that up to one-fifth of the global work force will be affected. Machine operators and food workers will be hit hardest. Wealthy countries like the US and Germany […]

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