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Realtime electricity production in Europe

Posted by Danny Steenhorst in Economics, Energy storage, Explanation No Comments »

Europe energy productionYou can find in this article many links to the real-time production of electricity in country’s all over Europe. Every link contains a lot of information about prices and the kind of production of electricity.
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Charge Efficiency Capacitor

Posted by Marcel van der Steen in Energy storage 16 Comments »

This article explains how charging a capacitor can use a lot of energy, and how your charging method has a big influence on its efficiency. It becomes more important when considering the possible super capacitors that I spoke of in the article Has the supercapacitor been invented?

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Electricity Storage in The Netherlands

Posted by Marcel van der Steen in Energy storage 3 Comments »

Is it available? Or can it be created? The Dutch program “Nieuwe Energie Onderzoek” of Senternovem gave the Utrecht Center for Energy Research the task to find out. Their final report researches whether electricity storage can be of support for a durable energy generation. Considered are three applicational areas:

  1. grid coupled storage systems
  2. autonomous storage systems
  3. electricity storage in transport media

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Has the supercapacitor been invented?

Posted by Marcel van der Steen in Energy saving, Energy storage 4 Comments »

A company in Austin (Texas), named EEStor, will soon have developed a super capacitor that is close to production. This super capacitor with a weight of 180 kg (396 lbs) and would be able to store 52 kWh of energy. This energy is usable for many purposes: for example, electric automobiles, but also to be used to store and release on command the fluctuating energy coming from wind turbines or PV solar cells. This latter would improve the availability of solar-energy, wind-energy and other intermittent sources of energy on demand, which will increase the usefulness of these sources enormously. It could then lead to a situation where we do not need fossil fuels anymore for our energy production.
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