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November 21, 2016

Inauguration of One of the World’s Largest BESS Projects

Nidec ASI and German utility STEAG have inaugurated one of the world’s largest battery energy storage system (BESS) projects today. Nidec ASI’s six large energy storage systems, with a total capacity of 90MW, are facilitating STEAG in its stabilization of Germany’s power grid.

The official commissioning of the project, attended by North-Rhine Westphalia Minister of Economic Affairs, Garrelt Duin, is taking place in Duisburg-Walsum – one of the six sites where the large energy storage systems have been installed. The BESS systems were officially put into operation at the Weiher power plant in Weiher, Germany earlier this week.

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October 12, 2016

Batteries can store 50 per cent more energy with new technology

LEIDEN/PETTEN – The Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) has developed a new technology that increases the storage capacity of rechargeable batteries by 50 per cent. With this technology, the range of electric vehicles (EVs) can be increased, batteries in smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices will last longer, and the costs of sustainable energy storage will decrease.

To commercialise the new technology and attract investors, entrepreneurs Christian Rood and Gabriel de Scheemaker founded LeydenJar Technologies BV, named after the famous Leyden Jar of 1746, the precursor of the battery. Having obtained funding for the first year, the start-up company is [...]

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October 7, 2016

Advertorial – Addressing Peak Energy Demand

Last October, a catastrophic rupture in the Aliso Canyon natural gas reservoir caused a methane gas spill that displaced more than 8,000 Californians and released an unprecedented 1.6 million pounds of methane into the atmosphere. Today, the Aliso Canyon leak is considered the worst in U.S. history, with aggregate greenhouse gas emissions said to outweigh those of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Following the disaster, authorities closed the Aliso Canyon facility, which had been feeding the network of natural gas peaker plants in the Los Angeles basin, deeming it unfit to store the fuel safely and environmentally.

One year later, Los Angeles is still in need [...]

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March 10, 2016

Intersolar Middle East – WOR confirmed as Gold Media Partners

World Of Renewables have been confirmed as Gold Media Partners for this years event in Dubai.

About Intersolar Middle East

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With events spanning four continents, Intersolar is the world’s leading exhibition series for the solar industry and its partners. It unites people and companies from around the world with the aim of increasing the share of solar power in our energy supply. By providing first-rate services, our exhibitions and international conferences bring businesses, technologies and people from the most important markets around the globe together. We have more than 20 years of [...]

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