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Batteries Perform Many Different Functions on the Power Grid

Driven largely by installations over the past three years, the electric power industry has installed about 700 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale batteries on the U.S. electric grid. As of October 2017, these batteries made up about 0.06% of U.S. utility-scale generating capacity. Another 22 MW of batteries are planned for the last two months of […] The post Batteries Perform Many Different Functions on the Power Grid appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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The UK Could Install 12 Gigawatts of Energy Storage by 2021

Britain could have a 12-gigawatt battery market by 2021, according to a parliamentary policy group. The paper was written by the U.K. Renewable Energy Association (REA) and an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Energy Storage, an interest group made up of members of the House of Lords and House of Commons. Hitting that 12-gigawatt target will require major policy support, however. The figure assumes a scenario in which all the policies contained in the U.K. government's July 2017 smart systems …

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One Tesla Model S plus one 97-year-old grandfather: video magic

"I hear you got an electric car," says a 97-year-old man, looking every bit like a 97-year-old man, suspenders and all. "Is it outside?" The man behind the camera is Zev Gitalis, and the man in front of the camera is his grandfather. DON'T MISS: South's good ol' boy drag racers whupped by Tesla, not happy about it Outside sits not a Nissan Leaf...

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The Biggest Oil Story Of 2017

There have been plenty of eye-catching stories in the energy industry this year, but one notable development has been the rise of the U.S. as a crude oil exporter. The ban on crude exports from the U.S. was lifted at the end of 2015, and exports ticked up in the following year, but only modestly. […] The post The Biggest Oil Story Of 2017 appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Recent Developments in Nuclear Power for Space Exploration

KiloPower: A Gateway to Abundant Power for Exploration: NASA Glenn, Cleveland, OH – NASA is pushing forward to test a key nuclear energy source that could literally empower human crews on the Mars surface, energizing habitats and running on-the-spot processing equipment to transform Red Planet resources into oxygen, water and fuel. (Video) The agency's Space Technology […] The post Recent Developments in Nuclear Power for Space Exploration appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article