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January 9th, 2017
New Civil Engineer

Alternative Energy | Storage

The latest capacity market auction has generated some exciting news. While that may sound like an oxymoron, in this case it is justified as it marks a milestone for new storage technology.

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December 21st, 2016
All About Circuits

Could Cryogenic Energy Storage Solve Renewable Energy’s Biggest Problem?

One of the biggest challenges facing renewable energy as it becomes cheaper and more ubiquitous is energy storage. A British energy storage company wants to scale up usage of cryogenic energy storage using liquid air.

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December 19th, 2016

Exclusive: Barnett discusses world’s first grid scale Liquid air energy storage system

Highview and project partners, recycling and renewable energy company, Viridor, were awarded funding from the British Government Department of Energy and Climate Change (now BEIS), to build a 5MW Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) technology system that can power up to 5,000 homes for around three hours.

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December 10th, 2016
BBC News

Cryogenic storage offers hope for renewable energy

The world’s largest cold energy storage plant is being commissioned at a site near Manchester. The cryogenic energy facility stores power from renewables or off-peak generation by chilling air into liquid form.

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December 6th, 2016
Engineer Live

Fluid mechanics

Martin Gadsby discusses automating the world’s first full-scale liquid air energy storage facility. An environmentally neutral, grid-scale energy storage system that utilises electrical energy to liquefy the air around us, store it, then expand it back through a generator to feed power into the grid may sound a bit like tomorrow’s world.

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