The Anonymous Widower

Will The United States Be The Largest Battery In The World?

This article on Renewables Now is entitled Swell Bags Funds For 200 MWh Of Distributed Energy Storage In VPPs.

This is the introductory paragraph.

US distributed energy and grid solutions provider Swell Energy Inc has secured financial backing for up to USD 450 million (EUR 370.6m) worth of virtual power plants (VPPs) to be deployed across the country.

200 MWh a lot of energy storage and it works out at around $450,000 per MWh.

But it was the last paragraph that caught my eye.

Swell expects distributed energy systems in its portfolio to generate more than 3,000 GW over the next 20 years and customers to potentially store 1,000 GWh for later use.

If that should be 3,000 GWh, that will be 150 GWh per year. By comparison Drax, which is the largest power station in the UK, can generate 34,689.6 GWh in a year.

Drax may be 230 times bigger in GWh per year, but the US numbers are impressive and as wind and solar develop in the country, I suspect the United States will become the largest battery in the world.

Watch the US renewable energy sector grow!

December 15, 2020 Posted by | Energy, Energy Storage | , , , | 1 Comment

How Do We Protect Ourselves From Covidiots Like These?

I had to laugh when I heard this story on the BBC!

They gave a summary on Radio 5 of this story from Reuters, which is entitled London Police Irritated By Makeshift Nightclub In Barbershop Basement.

But I do suspect, that the Soho police were a lot more than irritated.

I certainly am furious at such irresponsible behaviour!

December 15, 2020 Posted by | Health | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Neutrinovoltaics Are Advancing The Science Of Green Energy

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

This is the introductory paragraph.

By pioneering the world’s first neutrinovoltaic energy generators, the Neutrino Energy Group believes that it has taken the preliminary steps toward a world fueled by honest green energy. No longer will petty squabbles over limited forms of energy generation rule the planet, and human beings will be free to recapture their interstellar origins and explore the utmost limits of consciousness.

Harvesting the energy of neutrinos is an interesting concept!

The Neutrino Energy Group believe that neutrinovoltaic technology will power the world.

 

December 15, 2020 Posted by | Energy | | Leave a comment

Engineers Go Microbial To Store Energy, Sequester CO2

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

This is the first two paragraphs.

By borrowing nature’s blueprints for photosynthesis, Cornell bioengineers have found a way to efficiently absorb and store large-scale, low-cost renewable energy from the sun – while sequestering atmospheric carbon dioxide to use later as a biofuel.

The key: Let bioengineered microbes do all the work.

This is slave labour, that even the most ardent of Human and Animal Rights activists would approve.

This is technology to watch!

December 15, 2020 Posted by | Energy Storage, Energy | , , , , | Leave a comment