Posts tagged as energy storage

Energy storage for Robben Island solar microgrid

SOLA Future Energy has designed and constructed a solar energy microgrid for Robben Island. The system consists of a solar photovoltaic (PV) farm, combined with a lithium-ion battery storage facility and smart controllers to ensure a seamless electricity supply. Robben Island has an energy usage profile that comprises residential needs, desalination, harbour, and offices; in […]

Battery storage and applications for South Africa

  The IDC Technologies’ Emergency Power Supplies, Lithium Batteries and Earthing Conference 2016, which was held in Midrand recently, brought industry experts together to share their knowledge in the applications and developments of battery storage and backup systems available today. Each topic circled back to the domestic viability and applications of battery storage and ultimately […]

Railway solution for grid-scale energy storage

  Advanced Rail Energy Storage (ARES) developed a new storage system for potential energy, which uses gravity, railway lines, shuttles and concrete, and works on a similar concept as a pumped storage hydropower system. The system provides a solution for grid-scale energy storage. The company’s mission is to enable the electric grid to integrate clean, […]

Energy storage to reach 40 GW by 2022

  The rapid growth of intermittent renewables, especially solar PVs, has made energy storage a pressing priority. While consumers with rooftop PVs look forward to the day when they can store their excess generation during sunny periods for later use, utilities fear that the fate the landline telephone companies, which lost millions of customers to […]