Spanish UPM researchers coordinate the first European project to store energy in molten silicon at temperature in excess of 1000 ºC. The Polytechnic University of Madrid through the Institute of Solar Energy participates in AMADEUS, a Horizon 2020 project.
A report of the company Danfoss, specializing in infrastructure, food, energy and climate, draws attention as excess heat from cooling processes using these establishments, can be recovered as energy for heating network district-and it has in Denmark and even facilitate storage obtained from renewable.
Since in 2013 the German Solarwatt decided to cooperate with the electrical division of BMW, much of their efforts have been aimed at providing solutions for off grid renewable power generation. Its energy storage system MyReserve could become one of the most usual elements of the houses of the future.
Its aim is to facilitate the use of renewable energy and distributed generation through the development of energy storage technology at a reduced sale and maintenance cost.
Albufera Energy Storage has obtained the patent at the European level of an electrochemical rechargeable aluminum-air cell. This new battery significantly reduces the cost of current lithium-ion battery and has a much lower weight and volume per kWh stored compared to lead acid.
The xStorage storage solution is connected to the domestic power supply and to renewable energy sources such as solar panels. It is recharged when renewable energy is available or when the electricity is less expensive (for example, overnight) and it releases that electricity stored when demand and costs are higher.
While the operation will allow Saft become Total group ´s spearhead in electricity storage, the acquisition allows the oil company accelerate its development plans in the fields of renewable energy and electricity following its first movement in 2011 with the acquisition of SunPower.
Ingeteam has commissioned an energy storage system awarded in a public European bid that includes the supply, installation and maintenance of a mobile laboratory for energy storage in batteries at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. This center is located in Petten, The Netherlands.