Two technologies developed by researchers at the U.S. Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have been named finalists by R&D Magazine for the coveted 2016 R&D 100 Awards:
- Battery Internal Short-Circuit Device – The newly patented NREL Battery Internal Short-Circuit (ISC) Device is the first mechanism able to accurately simulate a true internal short circuit within a battery cell, providing researchers with reliable data to determine how the size, resistance, and location of an internal short circuit will impact safety measures implemented in new battery designs.
- EcoSnap-AC Heat Pump – This system defines a revolutionary new class of residential air conditioners that addresses all the major drawbacks of room air conditioners while maintaining the affordability that is so important for people.
NREL has won 58 R&D 100 Awards since 1982.
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Papers of Manchester University and Sandia Selected as Best Papers at the 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting
At the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting , two DERlab members – Sandia and the University of Manchester – received acknowledgements for their papers.
A paper of the University of Manchester titled “A Framework to Assess the Effect of Reduction in Inertia on System Frequency Response” has been recognised as the best in the area “Power system modelling and analysis” at the world’s most prestigious Electrical Power Engineering conference.
Also two papers of Sandia were acknowledged as best papers at the event. One of them outlines an optimisation methodology for estimating the maximum potential revenue from an energy storage system participating in the PJM energy and frequency regulation markets. The second paper outlines the design of a prototype damping control system. You can access Sandia’s papers here.
Two DERlab members – Enel and EDF – are among the top 193 companies worldwide that have made it to the “2016 Climate A List” of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a ranking of the leading companies in the implementation of low-carbon strategies and the fight against climate change.
You can find an overview of the testing and consulting facilities of Enel and EDF here.
In the concluding chapter of the World Energy Council’s World Energy Resources 2016 report, DNV GL asserts that energy storage is playing an increasingly crucial role in the transformation to a cleaner, smarter, safer energy future worldwide.
The chapter examines technical, financial, environmental and regulatory aspects of a variety of energy storage technologies including lithium-ion and flow batteries. It looks into the impact of increase of battery storage, and battery capacity in electric vehicles.
You can find out more here. For a free download of the report, please fill out the form.
Within the Parker project, DTU is leading the testing of the Vehicle to Grid technology, which will enable electric cars to supply power to the grid. The technology has the potential to transform the electric car into an alternative power source that can support the grid with power as well as provide several services of a more technical nature.
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You can find an overview of the testing and consulting facilities of DTU here.
On 22 September, 2016, Campus EnergyVille was inaugurated in the presence of the mayor of the City of Genk Wim Dries, European Commissioner for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič, Federal Minister Marie Christine Marghem and Flemish Minister Bart Tommelein.
In EnergyVille, the facilities KU Leuven, VITO, imec and UHasselt combine their research in the field of sustainable energy. Supported by local and international partners, EnergyVille will contribute to the energy transition.
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You can find an overview of the testing and consulting facilities of EnergyVille, VITO, and KU Leuven here,
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