Battery advances—some from government-funded R&D for vehicles, some from laptops and cellphones—have opened a door. Read more >
March 21, 2018 10:23 AM EDT
January 31, 2018 4:30 PM EDT
Now that new wind and solar power plants are cheaper than burning fossil fuel at existing plants, old assumptions and outdated information are hazardous to our health and economy.
Recent news of renewable energy and storage competing to supply electricity is moving so fast, attention now must shift to how energy buyers make comparisons between fossil fuel and up-to-date information about renewable energy. For years, UCS has pushed slow-moving institutions to keep up with the declining costs and improving performance of renewable energy. Read more >
June 15, 2017 11:24 AM EDT
As communities, companies, and even entire Midwestern utility companies move to supply 100% of electricity needs from renewable energy, the question presents itself: is this even possible? The answer, it turns out, is yes—and it’s made possible by the technical capabilities of advanced energy technologies (and especially storage).
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November 12, 2015 11:39 AM EDT
The significant impacts of power outages are driving interest and technology innovation to provide electric power in a sustainable manner, even when the grid is damaged. An approach that’s growing in popularity and is becoming increasingly cost-effective is to combine solar plus storage to provide this added layer of reliability. Read more >
October 6, 2015 3:36 PM EDT
New energy storage technologies can make electric grids better as batteries become part of the electricity supply. Huge markets for storage and self-supporting micro-grids are coming, and not because of our renewable energy needs. One of the largest U.S. power plant owners, NextEra, recently predicted that storage may be used for all new peaking power plants within a decade! Read more >