Two complementary technologies - district cooling and thermal energy storage - are being increasingly used, not only in their traditional US market but also in other markets around the world.
Korea's Incheon Container Terminal (ICT) has purchased a REGEN energy storage flywheel unit from US-based VYCON to maximize fuel savings on its gantry cranes. Fuel savings are achieved through the REGEN's ability to harness the power generated during the lifting operations and use it during the crane's peak lifting cycles.
The Holy Grail of cost-effective, bulk energy storage has been pursued in many different ways, but one system is showing particular promise. The Vanadium Energy Storage System (VESS) is about to be installed for the first time in a commercial operating environment in North America, following successful trials in South Africa.
Power products specialists SatCon Technology Corporation announced Tuesday that it has delivered its StarSine™ Power Conditioning Systems (PCS) to PowerLight Corporation and ZBB Energy Corporation as part of a collaborative effort to generate on-site clean, solar electricity. StarSine PCS is to be used with photovoltaic panels and advanced batteries in an innovative integrated distributed power generation system.
Vanteck Technology Corp. said it has entered into an agreement with Pinnacle VRB Limited to develop and market the Vanadium Redox Battery Technology in the Americas.