Community batteries are popular. But that doesn’t mean they’re always the right tool for the job. We have to make sure they do what we want them to do
Lithium extraction in Bolivia poses more than environmental questions: It illustrates how notions about ‘raw materials’ can be at odds with Indigenous relations with the land.
Solar thermal technology has the potential to provide both long-duration storage and industrial heat, yet it has been largely overlooked in the Australian context. That is about to change.
To get to 82% renewables by decade’s end means storage - and that’s where we hope our new atlas of sites for pumped hydro storage can help
Pumped hydro offers us large scale energy storage. If we do it carefully, we can make sure these dams don’t cause the damage of the past.
A study of real-world disasters shows home solar and storage could keep the lights on and the air conditioner running during many outages, but not all.
The new federal government wants to supercharge state renewable targets. But financial headwinds pose real challenges to the rapid rollout.
Sometimes wind and solar power produce more electricity than the local grid can handle. Better energy storage and transmission could move extra energy to where it’s needed instead of shutting it off.
The largest category of power plants applying to connect to the US grid are now solar, and over a third of those are hybrids that include battery storage.
Bidirectional charging is the next big stage for electric vehicles. But storing power in your car and sending it back to your house involves more than flipping a switch.
Lithium is essential for batteries that power electric vehicles and store energy from solar and wind farms. A new U.S. source could provide 10 times more lithium than the country uses today.
A team of researchers found 35,000 pairs of existing reservoirs, lakes and old mines in the US that could be turned into long-term energy storage – and they don’t need dams on rivers.
Renewable energy is expanding at a record pace, but still not fast enough. Here are the key areas to watch for progress in bringing more wind and solar into the power grid in 2022.
The UK government sees a reliable and low-carbon solution to future energy crises in nuclear power.
Electric cars are still more resilient to price shocks than vehicles running on fossil fuels.
The US is generating more electricity than ever from wind and solar power – but often it’s not needed at the time it’s produced. Advanced energy storage technologies make that power available 24/7.
Fifteen years ago electric power generation was the largest source of US greenhouse gas emissions. Now the power sector is leading the shift to a clean energy economy.
Britain’s electricity sector continues to decarbonise, but its capacity to store energy lags far behind.
The electricity sector is expected to play a key role in Canada’s push to net-zero emissions. Enhancing long-distance transmission can be lower the cost of providing clean and reliable electricity.
A planned battery project in Essex will be ten times larger than the UK’s current biggest battery.