1. Articles in category: Military

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    1. US Air Force Station to Get Microgrid, Energy Storage

      US Air Force Station to Get Microgrid, Energy Storage

      An on-site renewable power installation at the US Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) in Miramar, California, US is to gain a battery energy storage system in order to become a microgrid. A 250-kW, 1-MWh battery system from Primus Power, called the EnergyPod, will be integrated with the air station’s existing 230-kW photovoltaic array in mid-2014. The combined microgrid system will reduce the station’s peak electrical demand on weekday afternoons and provide power to critical military systems when grid power is unavailable.

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      Mentions: CA U.S. Primus
    2. Hybrid Generator Would Cut Military Base Fuel Costs in Half

      Hybrid Generator Would Cut Military Base Fuel Costs in Half

      The phrase "An army marches on its stomach," often attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte, underscores the importance of logistics in the military. And in the 21st century, keeping up the supply of diesel fuel is one of the most challenging logistical tasks for military forces in the field.  Last month, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a contract to a company that says its “hybrid generator” can reduce the amount of fuel used by generators at outposts by more than 50 percent. The company, Earl Energy, uses a rack of batteries coupled to diesel generators—and, if available, solar panels—to optimize fuel consumption. It’s one of a number of projects funded by the Department of Defense to reduce fuel consumption through efficiency and renewable energy.

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      Mentions: Harvard U.S. TX
    3. CSIRO in New Alliance to Advance Home-Grown Energy Storage Technology

      CSIRO in New Alliance to Advance Home-Grown Energy Storage Technology

      Australia’s CSIRO has formed a partnership with US liquid battery developer, Boulder Ionics, to further the development of a new cost effective energy storage technology aimed at enabling the delivery of 24/7 renewable electricity.  The alliance was announced by ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht on Wednesday, along with an investment of around $530,000 in the Colorado-based company, made through the Southern Cross Renewable Energy Fund, which was established under the former Gillard government’s ARENA’s $100 million Renewable Energy Venture Capital Fund Program.

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      Mentions: Australia CO NSF
    4. New Clemson Facility to Advance Nanotechnology

      New Clemson Facility to Advance Nanotechnology

      Clemson University completed construction of a world-class nanomaterials facility specifically designed to support research projects that are funded by the National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Department of Energy.  The new Clemson Nanomaterials Center (CNC) allows leading scientists and engineers to better conduct interdisciplinary nanotechnology research, including the development of high-energy storage and generation devices, superconducting wires and composites and gaining new insights into the nano-bio interface.

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      Mentions: DoE SC NSF
    5. Arista Power Receives $625,000 U.S. Army Contract

      Arista Power Receives $625,000 U.S. Army Contract

      Arista Power ... has received a contract valued at $625,000 from the U.S. Army to further develop an Intelligent Micro-Grid System in support of the U.S. Army Communications Electronics Research and Development Center's (CERDEC's) Command Power and Integration Renewable Energy for Distributed Under-Supplied Command Environments (REDUCE) program.

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      Mentions: Arista NY
    6. California Sets Terms of Massive Energy Storage Mandate (overview of proposal)

      California Sets Terms of Massive Energy Storage Mandate (overview of proposal)

      On Tuesday, the California Public Utilities Commission released a long-awaited proposal for mandating an unprecedented 1.3 gigawatts of energy storage to support the state’s power grid by decade’s end. Consider it a bold first step into the untested waters of combining new energy storage technologies, regulatory structures and economic models into a working whole.

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      Mentions: CA Japan DoE
    7. Military Connects Microgrids for a ‘Secure Cluster’ of Power Networks (with storage)

      Military Connects Microgrids for a ‘Secure Cluster’ of Power Networks (with storage)

      Nobody is more interested in microgrids than the U.S. military. The idea of self-sustaining energy islands that can stay on even during grid-wide blackouts is of obvious value to military bases, which can’t let power outages keep them from performing their missions ... this will be the “first centrally managed cluster of multiple cyber-secure military microgrids” in the country

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      Mentions: DoE HI GE
    8. Clean, Portable Power on Demand

      Clean, Portable Power on Demand

      The X3-Mobile 50 contains a 5 kW wind turbine (10 kW optional), a 5 kW solar array that can be expanded to 20 kW, a set of rechargeable batteries, a “smart” inverter/charge controller, four 1000W metal halide lamps, and an optional engine generator. It’s capable of delivering 12V or 24V DC, and 120V, 208V, 240V, and 480V AC, single phase or three-phase, at 50 or 60 Hz.

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      Mentions: X3
    9. California Energy Commission awards $1.7M for military microgrid with storage

      California Energy Commission awards $1.7M for military microgrid with storage

      The California Energy Commission ... approved a $1.7M award to ... to demonstrate a set of microgrids that use community scale renewable energy resources ... at the Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton.  The project will integrate ... photovoltaic (PV) technology with energy efficiency, energy storage and other technologies.  The project includes $1.1 million in match funding...

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      Mentions: CA CA Energy Comm
    10. Sustainable Energy to supply energy storage inverters for military and remote locations

      Sustainable Energy to supply energy storage inverters for military and remote locations

      "...a significant portion of North American market for distributed energy storage ... will come for remote industrial (telecommunications, oil and gas, mining) and military applications.  Inverter-controlled, battery centric micro-grids, using alternative energy sources, are often able to deliver more resilient power at a lower cost than (traditional) diesel generators..." Sustainable's CTO said.

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      Mentions: Eguana
    11. EnerVault Names Jim Pape as New CEO and Chairman

      EnerVault Names Jim Pape as New CEO and Chairman

      EnerVault Corporation announced today the appointment of energy industry veteran Jim Pape as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Pape has a 30 plus year track record leading commercial efforts at Fortune 500 and start-up companies in rapidly evolving markets like renewable energy and energy efficiency as well as established industries such as military aerospace and industrial manufacturing.

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    12. Ambri's Better Grid Battery (good overview of the company)

      Ambri's Better Grid Battery (good overview of the company)

      When (Ambri's liquid metal) cell is heated to around 500°C, the disks and powder inside—the battery’s electrodes and electrolyte, respectively—will melt ... Conventional rechargeable batteries have solid electrodes that degrade with use, but a (liquid metal) battery ... could last for years without losing much of its energy storage capacity. The molten materials can also operate at much higher current densities than solids, and for longer periods of time.

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      Mentions: DoE France U.S.
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