US provides $24.5m for manufacturing innovations to build clean and resilient grid

It will support two funding opportunities that will back research and development for the materials and technologies needed to expand the grid with new, clean energy sources and deliver affordable electricity to disadvantaged communities

Scottish Water to install £2m solar and storage facility at wastewater plant

The renewable energy generated is forecast to provide around a quarter of the electricity needed to treat water at site

Transatlantic energy storage merger creates new £57.7m company

Invinity Energy Systems is the result of a partnership between UK-based redT energy and US-based Avalon Battery Corporation

New battery to smooth renewables’ impact on grid

US researchers have developed a new “long-life” battery they claim could help solar and wind power become major suppliers to the electricity grid. Wind and solar currently provide intermittent power and the electricity grid cannot tolerate large and sudden power fluctuations, according to the researchers at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory […]

$130m US fund for ‘cutting-edge’ research in energy

The US Energy Department has announced a fund worth $130 million (£81m) for 66 “cutting-edge” research projects in the energy industry. The cash from the department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) is part of its ‘OPEN 2012’ programme, which will support a range of technologies, including advanced fuels, building efficiency, carbon capture, renewable […]