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

 
 
12/05/2014 - 6:25pm

Amory Lovins photo courtesy of grist.org It is frequently said that variable wind and solar power endanger reliable electricity supply; and so we need either "baseload" fossil fuel-burning power plants, or breakthroughs in b

09/08/2014 - 2:07pm

the energy and shelter area of the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity Maine image courtesy of Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners AssociationIf you have not yet been to the Common Ground Country Fair hosted by the Maine Org

09/07/2014 - 3:37pm

Portland Maine image courtesy of WikipediaAs luck would have it, anyone within an easy drive or bike ride from Portland can be treated to a smorgasbord of mostly free, educational events about clean energy

06/13/2014 - 5:00pm

Hydrogen Energy CenterFounded in the 1990's, The Hydrogen Energy Center (HEC) is a non-profit organization run

04/24/2014 - 12:32pm

Erik Wilkinson of ISO New England Steve Hinchman of GridSolar Dan Kelley of Woodward Curran and John Carroll of Iberdrola photo by Kay MannFollowing up on its March 2014 forum on the needs of and issues with the <

02/27/2014 - 1:34pm

The Environmental and Energy Technology Council and the Maine Pulp and Paper Association panel called Reinventing Maines Pulp Paper and Forest Products IndustriesMaine's pulp and paper mills are an integral part of our energy economy.

02/11/2014 - 5:39pm

Climate Solutions Working Together for Maines Future logoWhile many of us may feel helpless to do anything about climate change, a small coalition of inspired organizations has banded together to create a conference t

01/06/2014 - 10:38pm

Gary Higginbottom of the Hydrogen Energy Center photo by Kay MannOn December 19 2013, the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) hosted a forum event at Brunswick Landing called, "Accelerating an Innovative &

11/17/2013 - 3:37pm

past winners of the MIT Clean Energy Prize courtesy of Massachusetts Institute of Technology On November 14, 2013, the US Department of Energy announced the opening of the