Could Salt Be the Key to Cheaper and More Efficient Batteries?

A new design of rechargeable battery created using salt could boost efficiency and reduce costs. That’s according to researchers at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China and the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, who claim to have found a novel method of energy storage. They have developed an iron-oxygen battery …

New York Announces ‘Energy Storage Roadmap’ to Hit Low Carbon Goals

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced an ‘Energy Storage Roadmap’ to guide the state toward its energy storage target of 1.5GW by 2025. This figure is equivalent to the electricity demand of a fifth of the state’s homes and if achieved, is expected to deliver approximately $2 billion …

Sunrun Sees A Bright Future For Solar In Puerto Rico

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, it wreaked havoc on the aging electrical grid supporting the island, taking out power for island residents for months for many. Many new energy companies like Tesla, sonnen, and Sunrun championed a charge into the country in an effort to restore power to the …

Northern Ireland: Renewables Industry Calls for Long Term Decarbonisation Strategy

Northern Ireland’s renewables industry has today published a new low carbon Energy Strategy and called on the government to adopt a number of new targets to ensure recent progress in deploying renewables across the province is maintained. The report from Northern Ireland Renewables Industry Group (NIRIG) argues the country is …

Ørsted & Eversource Announce 200 Megawatt Connecticut Offshore Wind Farm

Global offshore wind leader Ørsted and Eversource, the largest energy provider in New England, have announced this week their intention to build Connecticut’s first offshore wind farm, the 200 megawatt (MW) Constitution Wind project. Announced on Monday, Ørsted and Eversource revealed that their Bay State Wind joint venture had submitted …