Renewables & Storage Could Power Full Electric Grid Cost-Effectively 99.9% Of The Time By 2030: Report

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New Nanotech Battery Energy Storage System Debuts in Kansas City

Interesting news on a battery energy storage system (BESS) in Kansas City. Source: Clean Technica Image: nanocore.fsu.edu [repostus hash=0ef76ee766b34c2838d50a8a16485494 title=New+Nanotech+Battery+Energy+Storage+System+Debuts+in+Kansas+City host=Clean+Technica short=1qoah snip=%C2%A0+Kansas+City%E2%80%99s+electrical+grid+just+got+stronger+and+smarter%2C+thanks+to+a+new+nano-battery+energy+storage+system.+The+1-megawatt+%28MW%29+battery+went+live+late+last+week+and+once+fully+operational+will+store+solar+energy+produced+in+the+area%2C+help+smooth+out+peak+demand%2C+and+limit+regional+power+outages%26hellip%3B thumb=3083491 jump=1]

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Biofuel Waste Product Recycled for Electricity

A byproduct of biofuel manufacture can power microbial fuel cells to generate electricity cheaply and efficiently, according to scientists presenting their work at the Society for General Microbiology’s Autumn Conference. The work could help develop self-powered devices that would depollute waste water and be used to survey weather in extreme environments.

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Company Perspectives: SiGNa Chemistry Brings Smart Hydrogen Fuel Cells to the Renewables Marketplace

According to Carney, when these fuel cartridges are used to provide electricity, the only emissions are water vapor and a benign by-product, sodium silicate – a desirable energy solution that emits no greenhouse gases or toxic byproducts, from supply chain to application. And once the powder in a NaSi cartridge is depleted, both the cartridge and remaining material can be fully recycled.

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Xcel Energy Seeks More Renewables in New Mexico

SPS is seeking, on an annual basis, approximately 88,705 MWh of “other” renewable energy generation as defined by the New Mexico Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), or an equivalent amount of biogas of approximately 665,300 MMBtu (one million British thermal units) to be in commercial operation no later than January 1, 2015. SPS prefers that the biomass resources be located in New Mexico.

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Sustainable Residential Combined Heat and Power Systems’ Forecast by Pike

New research is being conducted on more energy sustainable residential combined heat and power systems (resCHP). The research is being conducted by Pike Research which joined Navigant’s global Energy Practices on July 1, 2012 which provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The systems are small generation systems that produce electricity for residences while also capturing heat that would normally go to waste.

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Cleantech News Roundup

Quick Cleantech News Roundup (via Clean Technica) Just a reminder that we are publishing numerous posts to the “Quick Cleantech News” widget and category that do not show up on the CleanTechnica home page. If you haven’t been keeping your eye on those posts, here’s a quick roundup of recent Quick Cleantech News posts: Solar Flexible Solar…

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Featured Energy Storage Business: Iron Edison Battery Company

This Denver-based company provides Nickel-Iron batteries that last considerably longer than lead-acid batteries and are less toxic to the environment. Featured Storage Business: Iron Edison Battery Company (via Clean Technica) If renewable electricity from solar or wind is part of your sustainable formula, the question of storing captured energy needs to be answered. This is where Brandon and Maggie Williams come to the plate with their Lakewood, CO-based Iron Edison Battery Company, offering a convincing storage solution…

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Put NZEB Sustainability into Practice by Developing Zero Energy Concept Buildings

This letter concerning the Net-Zero Energy Building (NZEB) comes to Green Building Elements from Rollin H. White: The goal of NZEB to generate at least the same amount of energy as buildings consume doesn’t solve the problem of how to construct buildings which are completely self sufficient. A more holistic approach is to reach beyond NZEB to Zero Energy Concept Building (ZECB). ZECB is a leap forward ahead of NZEB because Zero Energy Concept Building includes technology to purify waste…

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eBay to Build America’s Largest Fuel Cell Data Center

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