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The Disruption has Begun

Batteries are starting to wreck the hopes of fossil fuels

By George Harvey

The Hornsdale Power Reserve (HPR) is a big battery in South Australia. At any given instant, it can provide 100 megawatts (MW) of power. It can keep up a discharge of 70 MW for about ten minutes, and 30 MW […]

Plummeting Cost of Renewable Energy Plus Storage

By George Harvey

Watching the progress of a no-hitter in baseball has an unusual aspect to it. The exciting thing is that nothing new happens. The moment the game changes, the excitement ends.

That is how it has been with the prices of electricity from renewable power. The costs of solar and […]

More on Joseph Mangum in Puerto Rico

The forests around Utuado, Puerto Rico, were largely destroyed by the storm. US Department of Agriculture Photo, Master Sgt. Joshua DeMotts | 1st Combat Camera Squadron

By George Harvey

I last posted on the Green Energy Times website about the work Joseph Mangum was doing in Puerto Rico in “Joseph’s First Two […]

Tesla – in South Australia

Elon Musk at the South Australian battery event.Image taken from a Tesla video.

Green Energy Times

On September 28, 2016, the state of South Australia experienced a violent storm that tore down important transmission lines. A series of faults over the course of less than three minutes blacked out the entire state […]

Roadmaps to Slow Climate Change and Eliminate Air Pollution

By George Harvey

In May of 2015, a team of researchers headed by Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson of Stanford University published a paper, “100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for the 50 United States.” It proposed a set of roadmaps to eliminating of our use of fossil fuels, […]

GMP and Tesla Batteries

Lease one for $15 per month.

The Tesla Power 2 home battery system can fit inside or outside. Its dimensions are a height of 1.3m, width of 0.86m, and a thickness of 0.18m. Photo credit

By George Harvey

Green Mountain Power (GMP) is making an extraordinary offer to its customers. […]

Iron Edison & Schneider Electric – Join our Webinar!

You are invited to join Iron Edison and Schneider Electric for a completely free educational webinar. Spots are limited and going quickly, so RSVP to make the list!

The webinar will cover: – battery-based system design and sizing – which batteries and devices are most appropriate for various applications – equipment set-points and programming […]

ViZn Energy Systems and Jabil Inala Partner to Power Africa

Mining, agriculture, and remote villages the focus for using non-toxic flow batteries

AUSTIN, Texas and MIDRAND, Republic of South Africa – August 29, 2016 – ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of zinc and iron chemistry-based flow battery energy storage systems for utilities and microgrids, announced today that they will be […]

The TriMetric Monitor: A Gift for “Off-gridders”

The author’s TriMetric monitor, TM 2030 A, shows 58.8 volts at 3 pm, February 13, 2016.

By N. R. Mallery

Solar power has become a mainstream option today. Battery backup systems are necessary, if you are “off-grid,” and an option if you are grid-tied. A generator is recommended, if you are off-grid, […]

Lithium Battery Technology Energizes the Renewable Storage Market

By Luke Simmons

Advancements in battery technology have revolutionized consumer electronics over the past decade, making them smaller, lighter, and able to last longer on a single charge. Recently, lithium battery technology has made its way into renewable energy storage applications, offering a safer, smarter and more reliable option to those living off the grid […]