30. August 2016 · Comments Off on Time to ditch the “dumb” grid and embrace a smart energy future : Renew Economy · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Australia’s National Energy Market is hamstrung by an out-dated, ‘dumb’ grid, and must be updated to face the realities of low carbon, low marginal cost energy generation. Greater inter-connectivity is the first critical step needed to ensure sufficient competition in the market to drive down prices, and allow the continuity of supply in periods of low renewable generation.A diversified energy mix is required to ensure continuity of low carbon energy supply and growth of investment opportunities. Continual and increasing investment in increasing efficiency of wind and solar photovoltaic power, as well as in alternative methods of generation such as bioenergy, geothermal, concentrated solar power, and tidal power is required.

Source: Time to ditch the “dumb” grid and embrace a smart energy future : Renew Economy

08. December 2015 · Comments Off on Schneider Electric launches EcoBlade – a smart energy storage system  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

We are living a very exciting time where new technologies enable us to completely rethink the way we deal with energy in a far more sustainable and efficient manner,” stated Jean-Pascal Tricoire, chairman and CEO at Schneider Electric France, before the opening of COP21.Reducing global warming means transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energies, while fully harnessing the potential of renewable energies calls for new ways of storing energy. Up to now, electricity grids have not enabled  new energy sources to be integrated since the available wind or solar power has not necessarily matched consumption at any given time. The only solution for mitigating the risk of power cuts was to use expensive and inefficient back-up systems, such as fossil-fuel (especially oil) generators, as has been the case at server farms.

Source: Schneider Electric launches EcoBlade – a smart energy storage system | Voltimum UK

12. November 2015 · Comments Off on A clean, green energy future beckons!  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The world could soon be generating all its electricity from renewable sources, writes Dave Elliott, by harnessing diverse technologies for generation, grid balancing and energy storage. Add to that the use of power surpluses to make fuels, and it could even be feasible to make all our energy – not just electricity – renewable. A clean green future beckons.

Source: A clean, green energy future beckons! – The Ecologist

07. November 2015 · Comments Off on Fluidic Energy Provides Intelligent Energy Storage System for “500 Island” Renewable Energy Project · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Fluidic Energy™ announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in partnership with Caterpillar Inc. and PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), Indonesia’s state-owned Electricity Company. This collaboration will provide reliable and renewable electricity to 500 remote villages throughout Indonesia.  President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, was in attendance for the signing of the MOU in Washington D.C.

Source: Fluidic Energy Provides Intelligent Energy Storage System for “500 Island” Renewable Energy Project – MarketWatch

03. September 2015 · Comments Off on U.S. Military Is Saving Lives By Allying With Clean Energy Developers  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

The New Energy Economy is boasting an old ally — the U.S. military, which is increasingly employing renewable energies and high technologies. With the U.S. armed forces moving in, the question then becomes how such a market place will unfold and who will be the major players in it.

Source: U.S. Military Is Saving Lives By Allying With Clean Energy Developers – Forbes