Grid scale iron battery storage helps utilities eliminate gas peaker plants

Grid scale iron battery storage helps utilities eliminate gas peaker plants

WHY THS MATTERS IN BRIEF If we want to get rid of fossil fuel energy generation sources then we need grid scale batteries that store electricity for alot longer than today’s LiON battery systems …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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UK’s National Grid in talks to create an energy island in the North Sea

UK’s National Grid in talks to create an energy island in the North Sea

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Energy islands can accelerate the world’s transition to renewable energy and decrease renewable energy costs by at least 10%.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Ford’s new electric F-150 pickup can power your home for up to 3 days

Ford’s new electric F-150 pickup can power your home for up to 3 days

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You used to get all your energy from your home’s electricity grid, but now you can get it from your car …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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Japan to trial new energy tankers to transport energy from deep sea wind farms

Japan to trial new energy tankers to transport energy from deep sea wind farms

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Energy that is generated and stored offshore needs transporting, just like we transport oil today, so Japan have created a new breed of “Energy tankers.”   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Innovative Ocean Battery stores renewable energy at the bottom of the deep sea

Innovative Ocean Battery stores renewable energy at the bottom of the deep sea

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes energy generated by offshore wind farms is hard to store or transfer, this is a neat solution to that problem and new energy tankers can then collect the energy at their leisure.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself...

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Novel Israeli startup uses ice to store solar energy and solve energy’s “Duck Curve”

Novel Israeli startup uses ice to store solar energy and solve energy’s “Duck Curve”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today renewable energy sources don’t generate electricity 24/7, and while they will in the future for now we need a way to store excess energy so it can be released back to the grid when we need it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our...

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California has a plan to turn Hoover Dam into a giant $3 Billion battery

California has a plan to turn Hoover Dam into a giant $3 Billion battery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Batteries, that store and release energy, come in all shapes and sizes – and this would be one of the world’s largest.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. How much money do...

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Gravity energy storage finds a new way to solve renewable energy’s achilles heel

Gravity energy storage finds a new way to solve renewable energy’s achilles heel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today solar panels only generate electricity when there’s sunlight, wind farms when there’s wind, so energy needs to be stored so it can be released later. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Renewable...

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Bill Gates latest nuclear power plant burns nuclear waste and packs in grid scale storage

Bill Gates latest nuclear power plant burns nuclear waste and packs in grid scale storage

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Unlike their traditional infamous cousins TWR nuclear reactors use nuclear waste as their fuel and are orders of magnitude safer.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, wave energy...

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Fossil fuels running out of gas as renewable energy becomes the world’s cheapest energy

Fossil fuels running out of gas as renewable energy becomes the world’s cheapest energy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The cost of generating electricity from renewable energy sources is approaching zero, and fossil fuels can’t compete as they face elimination from the global energy mix.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Scientists create a liquid fuel that can store the Sun’s energy for 18 years

Scientists create a liquid fuel that can store the Sun’s energy for 18 years

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the number of solar energy installations increase storing the energy they produce, so it can be released to the grid when the Sun goes in, is still holding the industry back from world domination.   Recently renewable energy became the cheapest form of energy...

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Google X spins off its molten salt grid scale storage business

Google X spins off its molten salt grid scale storage business

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Renewable energy sources only generate electricity when the sun shines or the wind blows, so companies have to find a way to store it so it can be used in times of scarcity.   One of the biggest problems with renewable energy is that when...

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Futurist Keynote, Germany: Life in 2030, RWE

Futurist Keynote, Germany: Life in 2030, RWE

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A lot has changed in the last ten years, and even more will change in the next ten. Are you ready?   Firstly, a big thank you to Kathrin and the team for inviting me to be the keynote at this years RWE Leadership meeting...

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Second hand electric vehicle batteries help Engie accelerate renewable energy uptake

Second hand electric vehicle batteries help Engie accelerate renewable energy uptake

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Renewable energy is clean and green, but when the sun goes down and the wind drops energy output falls, which means sustainable renewable energy needs grid scale battery storage to support it.   Multinational energy utility Engie has launched a new grid connected storage project...

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California replaces three coal fired power stations with battery systems

California replaces three coal fired power stations with battery systems

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Grid scale energy storage is now a viable economic alternative to coal fired power stations designed to top up the grid during peak demands.   Grid scale energy storage is going to get a big boost after California officials, who also recently announced that Los...

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Renewable energy smashes a major installation milestone, hits 1 Trillion watts

Renewable energy smashes a major installation milestone, hits 1 Trillion watts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The rise of renewable energy is on a tear, and it’s now looking unstoppable.   Global wind and solar developers took 40 years to install their first trillion watts of power generation capacity, and, as electric vehicles get ready to take off, and as renewables...

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Futurist keynote, Paris: The Future of Sustainable Cities, ChangeNOW Summit

Futurist keynote, Paris: The Future of Sustainable Cities, ChangeNOW Summit

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The effect that climate change and pollution is having on our society and wellbeing is well documented but it’s clear from this summit that for every problem we face there are hundreds of innovative solutions.   Firstly, a big thanks to the wonderful team, lead...

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Elon Musk beats his 100 day deadline to power up the world’s biggest battery

Elon Musk beats his 100 day deadline to power up the world’s biggest battery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world’s thirst for renewable energy is increasing, almost  exponentially, and dips in supply have to be met from battery storage systems like these.   Elon Musk started building a giant mega battery for the South Australian outback earlier this year with the aim of preventing the...

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MIT’s breakthrough air battery could make grid scale storage 80 percent cheaper

MIT’s breakthrough air battery could make grid scale storage 80 percent cheaper

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Renewable energy sources are still, by their very nature, unreliable which is why we need cheap, grid scale energy storage solutions if we’re ever going to wean ourselves off of fossil fuels and nuclear power, and MIT’s latest breakthrough could move the dial   The...

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Australia is building the world’s biggest solar farm

Australia is building the world’s biggest solar farm

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF With solar technology improving in efficiency, and reducing in cost countries now seem to be racing to embrace it and the projects are getting bigger and bigger   The record for the largest solar power plant keeps changing hands,. One minute it’s Africa, the next it’s...

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