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Harvesting lightning energy

Since the late 1980s, there have been several attempts to investigate the possibility of harvesting lightning energy. A single bolt of lightning carries a relatively large amount of energy. However, this energy is concentrated in a small location ...

                                               

Hazardous energy

Hazardous energy in occupational safety and health is any source of energy that "can be hazardous to workers", such as from discharge of stored energy. Failure to control the unexpected release of energy can lead to machine-related injuries or fa ...

                                               

Sun scoop

A Sun scoop or sunscoop is a refueling technique for starships seen in science fiction. It involves a literal scooping of plasma directly from the outer surface of a star to use as fuel. Doing so would be extremely dangerous and only used in emer ...

                                               

World energy resources

World energy resources are the estimated maximum capacity for energy production given all available resources on Earth. They can be divided by type into fossil fuel, nuclear fuel and renewable resources.

                                               

Energy storage

Energy storage is the capture of energy produced at one time for use at a later time. A device that stores energy is generally called an accumulator or battery. Energy comes in multiple forms including radiation, chemical, gravitational potential ...

                                               

Single liquid flow battery

Single liquid flow battery is a liquid battery which consist of only one rechargeable liquid and a technology which can be used for grid storage. This is an interesting concept due to the simplicity, low cost, durability, thermal stability, low c ...

                                               

Accumulator (energy)

An accumulator is an energy storage device: a device which accepts energy, stores energy, and releases energy as needed. Some accumulators accept energy at a low rate over a long time interval and deliver the energy at a high rate over a short ti ...

                                               

Ampd Energy

Ampd Energy is a company in the energy industry, which designs and manufactures energy storage systems. It is a member of the Incu-Tech Programme, a Hong Kong Government and HK Science and Technology Park initiative. Their mission is to provide c ...

                                               

Aquifer thermal energy storage

Aquifer thermal energy storage is the storage and recovery of thermal energy in the subsurface. ATES is applied to provide heating and cooling to buildings. Storage and recovery of thermal energy is achieved by extraction and injection of groundw ...

                                               

Battery storage power station

A battery storage power station is a type of energy storage power station that uses a group of batteries to store electrical energy. As of 2019, the maximum power of battery storage power plants is an order of magnitude less than pumped storage p ...

                                               

Biobattery

A bio-battery is an energy storing device that is powered by organic compounds, usually being glucose, such as the glucose in human blood. When enzymes in human bodies break down glucose, several electrons and protons are released. Therefore, by ...

                                               

Body capacitance

Body capacitance is the physical property of the human body that has it act as a capacitor. Like any other electrically-conductive object, a human body can store electric charge if insulated. The actual amount of capacitance varies with the surro ...

                                               

Bulb

In botany, a bulb is structurally a short stem with fleshy leaves or leaf bases that function as food storage organs during dormancy.

                                               

BYD ESS

BYD Energy Storage System is independently developed by the Chinese company BYD who begun with its battery manufacture business but later expands to diverse fields like new energy, EV etc., including energy type and power type. The energy type sy ...

                                               

BYD HES

BYD Home Energy System, simplified as BYD HES, is an energy solution without any emission offered by the Chinese auto, battery, PV manufacturer BYD, integrating its internally developed components such as solar panel, Iron phosphate battery, inve ...

                                               

Capa vehicle

A capacitor vehicle or capa vehicle is a traction vehicle that uses supercapacitors to store electricity. As of 2010, the best ultracapacitors can only store about 5% of the energy that lithium-ion rechargeable batteries can, limiting them to a c ...

                                               

Capacitor

A capacitor is a device that stores electrical energy in an electric field. It is a passive electronic component with two terminals. The effect of a capacitor is known as capacitance. While some capacitance exists between any two electrical condu ...

                                               

Carbon nanotube springs

Carbon nanotube springs are springs made of carbon nanotubes. They are an alternate form of high density, lightweight, reversible energy storage based on the elastic deformations of CNTs. Many previous studies on the mechanical properties of CNTs ...

                                               

Combined storage tanks

A combined storage tank combines hot water storage both for heating support and drinking water heating in a larger tank. As a result, warm water, typically from solar thermal energy, is stored temporarily for both purposes for later consumption. ...

                                               

Compensated pulsed alternator

A compensated pulsed alternator, also known by the portmanteau compulsator, is a form of power supply. As the name suggests, it is an alternator that is "compensated" see below to make it better at delivering pulses of electrical energy than a no ...

                                               

Compressed air

Compressed air is air kept under a pressure that is greater than atmospheric pressure. Compressed air is an important medium for transfer of energy in industrial processes, and is used for power tools such as air hammers, drills, wrenches and oth ...

                                               

Compressed-air energy storage

Compressed-air energy storage is a way to store energy generated at one time for use at another time using compressed air. At utility scale, energy generated during periods of low energy demand can be released to meet higher-demand periods. This ...

                                               

Cryogenic energy storage

Cryogenic energy storage is the use of low temperature liquids such as liquid air or liquid nitrogen as energy storage. Both cryogens have been used to power cars. The inventor Peter Dearman initially developed a liquid air car, and then used the ...

                                               

Deep-cycle battery

A deep-cycle battery is a battery designed to be regularly deeply discharged using most of its capacity. The term is traditionally mainly used for lead–acid batteries in the same form factor as automotive batteries; and contrasted with starter or ...

                                               

Drake Landing Solar Community

The Drake Landing Solar Community is a planned community in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, equipped with a central solar heating system and other energy efficient technology. This heating system is the first of its kind in North America, although much ...

                                               

Dry-seal Wiggins gasholder

The seal of the gasholder is designed to operate in the conditions specified by the client and to suit the stored medium. The seal rolls from the shell to the abutment surface of the piston and vice versa providing the piston with a frictionless ...

                                               

Ecoult

Ecoult was originally formed in 2007 by the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation CSIRO. CSIRO invented the UltraBattery, a hybrid ultracapacitor and lead-acid battery technology, and formed a subsidiary company, ...

                                               

EEStor

EEStor is a company based in Cedar Park, Texas, United States that claims to have developed a solid state polymer capacitor for electricity storage. The company claims the device stores more energy than lithium-ion batteries at a lower cost than ...

                                               

Energy storage as a service

Energy storage as a service allows a facility to benefit from the advantages of an energy storage system by entering into a service agreement without purchasing the system. Energy storage systems provide a range of services to generate revenue, c ...

                                               

Energy Vault

Energy Vault is a company specialising in gravitational energy storage. Its primary product is a gravity battery that utilises a multi-headed crane to store energy in a stacked tower of heavy blocks made from concrete or composite material. When ...

                                               

Exergonix, Inc.

Exergonix Inc, is an energy storage company based in Kansas City, Missouri. It was founded in 2010, after spinning out of Kokam America, Inc., which was acquired by Dow Chemical Company in 2009. Exergonix develops, manufactures and deploys commun ...

                                               

Feolite

Feolite, one of many materials used for heat storage, being a solid, does not have any volumetric or pressure containment issues, but correspondingly does require the use of a transfer medium to then get the stored heat to the desired location. T ...

                                               

Fireless locomotive

A fireless locomotive is a type of locomotive which uses reciprocating engines powered from a reservoir of compressed air or steam, which is filled at intervals from an external source. They offer advantages over conventional steam locomotives of ...

                                               

FlexGen Power Systems

FlexGen Power Systems is a United States veteran owned and operated energy storage and conversion company. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas and was founded in 2009. The company also has locations in Durham, North Carolina and Virgin ...

                                               

Flywheel energy storage

Flywheel energy storage works by accelerating a rotor to a very high speed and maintaining the energy in the system as rotational energy. When energy is extracted from the system, the flywheels rotational speed is reduced as a consequence of the ...

                                               

Flywheel storage power system

A flywheel-storage power system uses a flywheel for energy storage, and can be a comparatively small storage facility with a peak power of up to 20 MW. It typically is used to stabilize to some degree power grids, to help them stay on the grid fr ...

                                               

Franklin bells

Franklin bells are an early demonstration of electric charge designed to work with a Leyden jar. Franklin bells are only a qualitative indicator of electric charge and were used for simple demonstrations rather than research. This was the first d ...

                                               

Gasholder house

A gasholder house is a structure built to surround an iron gasholder in which gas is stored until it is needed. Before the 1870s, most iron gasholders were constructed without a building structure, but following practices already common in the Ne ...

                                               

Gravity battery

A gravity battery is an energy storage device that stores gravitational potential energy. Electricity is employed, typically at off-peak times, to raise a mass, which is later released to generate electrical energy via a generator, typically at t ...

                                               

Green Charge Networks

Green Charge Networks, LLC is an energy storage company based in Santa Clara, California that goes by the name Green Charge. Founded in 2009, Green Charge focuses on helping businesses and institutions reduce peak demand charges through a combina ...

                                               

High Energy Density Matter

High Energy Density Matter is a class of energetic materials, particularly fuel, with a high ratio of potential chemical energy output to density, usually termed "thrust-to-weight ratio", hence "high energy density". The substances are extremely ...

                                               

Home energy storage

Home energy storage devices store electricity locally, for later consumption. At their heart are batteries, typically lithium-ion or lead-acid, and intelligent software. An energy storage technology, they are downstream relatives of battery-based ...

                                               

Hot water storage tank

A hot water storage tank is a water tank used for storing hot water for space heating or domestic use. Water is a convenient heat storage medium because it has a high specific heat capacity. This means, compared to other substances, it can store ...

                                               

Hybrid power

Hybrid power are combinations between different technologies to produce power. In power engineering, the term hybrid describes a combined power and energy storage system. It does not mean a "method," such as the popular use of hybrid to mean a hy ...

                                               

Hydraulic accumulator

A hydraulic accumulator is a pressure storage reservoir in which a non-compressible hydraulic fluid is held under pressure that is applied by an external source of mechanical energy. The external source can be an engine, a spring, a raised weight ...

                                               

Hydrogen storage

Methods of hydrogen storage for subsequent use span many approaches including high pressures, cryogenics, and chemical compounds that reversibly release H 2 upon heating. Underground hydrogen storage is useful to provide grid energy storage for i ...

                                               

Ice Energy

Ice Energy was an energy storage company serving utility companies in California. Its main product was the Ice Bear system, developed for small to mid-sized commercial buildings. The Ice Bear freezes water at night when electricity is cheaper and ...

                                               

Ice pond

An ice pond is a large volume of ice or snow produced by natural winter freezing. The ice is then used for cooling or air conditioning. Before refrigeration was common, ice ponds were mined by ice companies, with product transported to consumers ...

                                               

Ice storage air conditioning

Ice storage air conditioning is the process of using ice for thermal energy storage. This is practical because of waters large heat of fusion: one metric ton of water can store 334 megajoules of energy, equivalent to 93 kWh. Ice was originally ob ...

                                               

Inductor

An inductor, also called a coil, choke, or reactor, is a passive two-terminal electrical component that stores energy in a magnetic field when electric current flows through it. An inductor typically consists of an insulated wire wound into a coi ...