The Anonymous Widower

Energy Storage Takes On Weird New Forms As Sparkling Green Future Takes Shape

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on CleanTechnica.

The first section is entitled Gravity-Enabled Energy Storage Tested By Scotland’s Gravitricity and explains it well.

It then writes an interesting aside about pairing a Gravitricity system, with an idea from GE, in a section, which is entitled A Wind Power & Energy Storage Twofer, Maybe.

GE were proposing a lattice-style wind-turbine tower, so why not put a Gravitricity system inside?

Hence the maybe in the section title!

I can imagine an office or residential tower with a Gravitricity system built into the lift core in the centre of the building. Top the building with solar panels or wind turbines and you’re going some way towards a building that could be self-sufficient in energy.

Putting two and two together, so they add up to five, is the best way to improve efficiency.

The last section is entitled How To Do Energy Storage Without Any Energy Storage.

As I have never played a computer game, I don’t understand it, but it is based on research at two reputable universities; Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands and Northwestern University in the US.

Conclusion

We will be seeing weirder and weirder ideas for energy generation and storage in the future.

September 5, 2020 Posted by | Energy, Energy Storage | , | Leave a comment

France Devotes €30 Billion To Energy Transition

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on PV Magazine.

This is the introductory paragraphs.

The French government has launched a new Covid-19 recovery plan that includes €30 billion to invest in the energy transition.

The top priority is the creation of a hydrogen economy, with €2 billion to be invested by the end of 2022 and €7.2 billion up to 2030. The money will be used for R&D activities and industrial electrolysis development projects.

The full plan for hydrogen will be published on September the 8th.

Other plans include.

  • €7 billion for building renovations.
  • €11 billion for the transport section.
  • 100,000 terminals for electric vehicles by 2021.

I feel, that they will need to do more to decarbonise the transport sector.

 

September 5, 2020 Posted by | Energy, Hydrogen, Transport | | Leave a comment