Nobody has ever made solar power at night yet, nor wind power when she's in irons. So using these renewable power rigs means having to store some of the energy somehow for low-production times.

Energy Storage Blog Posts

Energy Storage: How Erratic Energy Sources can Meet our Demands

We can store energy in many ways. To use renewable energy sources, whose supply is intermittent compared to our demand, we need to store energy at times of peak production for use when demand is high. To explore the ways we can store energy, read on...

nickel metal hydride battery

Liquid-cooled nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries have relatively good power and energy.

Photo credit: Warren Gretz, NREL Staff Photographer

 
 
11/22/2015 - 5:07pm

Suzanne MacDonald Energy Director of the Island Energy Institute photo by Kay MannOn November 6, 2015, the Island Institute of Rockland, Maine held its annual Isla

10/26/2015 - 4:32pm

GrowSmart Maine Director Nancy Smith photo by Kay MannGrowSmart Maine held its annual meeting on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 in the lovely old mill building called the Pepperell Center in Biddeford, Maine.

10/26/2015 - 11:58am

People attending the inaugural E2Tech Expo on October 1 2015On October 1, 2015, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) held its first clean tech expo at USM in Portland.

07/01/2015 - 5:43pm

Climate Solutions Map courtesy of Climate SolutionsThe Climate Solutions Mapping Project is collecting information on community, business, governmental, and educational initiatives in Maine that are working to prevent furt

07/01/2015 - 9:10am

Johannes Rittershausen, Managing Director of Convergent Energy and Power photo by Kay MannThe success of increased renewable energy generation may rest on growth in the distributed and grid-scale energy storage marke

06/23/2015 - 9:36am

Alan Caron, photo courtesy of Envision MaineOn June 12, 2015, Envision Maine convened an unprecedented gathering of some of Maine’s largest chambers of commerce, environmental, energy and research organizations to explore the changes th

05/29/2015 - 1:55pm

Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster logoSmall, innovative businesses in Maine that are working on energy storage technologies will be interested to know that there is support available through the Northeast Electrochemical Energy

04/28/2015 - 8:52pm

Glenn Eisman photo by Kay MannOn April 16, 2015, the Hydrogen Energy Center held its annual meeting at the University of Southern Maine. The guest speaker was Dr.

03/27/2015 - 5:08pm

Ron Phillips of Coastal Enterprises photo by Kay MannCoastal Enterprises, Inc (CEI) held its 37th Annual Meeting at Bowdoin College March 10, 2015 and bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin was the keynote speaker.

02/26/2015 - 8:46pm

Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) logoOn February 19, 2014, The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) announced the release of the 2015 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Development Plans for each of the eight st