Resources: Websites

  • Solar Action Alliance

    Posted: August 9, 2016 - 13:18 / Solar / Websites

    Solar Action Alliance is a platform for a large group of like-minded people who are concerned about the environment and what the world will be like in the future if nothing is done to conserve its energy sources. Solar energy is available freely, it’s abundant, it’s clean, it’s reliable and what is the most important thing it’s renewable energy from the sun. Far less of the world’s resources are depleted to supply energy if the sun is used to fulfill our insatiable demand for it.

  • CAISO Energy Storage Roadmap Website

    Posted: July 31, 2014 - 19:00 / CAISO / Websites

    The California Independent System Operator (ISO), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and California Energy Commission (CEC) are developing an energy storage roadmap that will identify policy, technology and process changes needed to address challenges faced by the storage sector.

  • Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

    Posted: November 22, 2013 - 14:59 / EPRI / Websites

    The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is an independent, non-profit company performing research, development and demonstration in the electricity sector for the benefit of the public.

  • Department of Energy: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability

    Posted: November 22, 2013 - 14:58 / OE / Websites

    OE plays a major role in addressing immediate challenges to America's energy security, while sustaining applied research into new technologies and policies to answer the challenges we face in the future.

  • Department of Energy: Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)

    Posted: November 22, 2013 - 14:57 / ARPA-E / Websites

    The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) advances high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment. ARPA-E awardees are unique because they are developing entirely new ways to generate, store, and use energy.

  • Department of Energy: Sandia National Laboratories

    Posted: November 22, 2013 - 14:55 / Sandia / Websites

    The U.S. DOE Energy Storage Systems Research Program (ESS), managed by Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque NM (Sandia), has evolved over three decades of successful battery and power sources research, engineering, and testing, especially as storage technologies relate to electric utilities, renewables, and grid security. Today, ESS Project Reports have become the defining documents for the benefits of energy storage and are cited regularly by storage experts around the world. Working in close partnerships with industry, academia, and governments, the ESS Program continues to lead in world-wide efforts that address energy issues through energy storage.

  • Department of Energy: Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)

    Posted: November 22, 2013 - 14:54 / ANL / Websites

    At Argonne, our multidisciplinary team of world-renowned researchers are working in overdrive to develop advanced energy storage technologies to aid the growth of the U.S. battery manufacturing industry, transition the U.S. automotive fleet to plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, and enable greater use of renewable energy. We are building upon our historical leadership in battery research to create a broad research, development and demonstration program centered on advanced energy storage materials and systems for both mobile and stationary applications.

  • Department of Energy: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

    Posted: November 22, 2013 - 14:52 / ORNL / Websites

    Electrical energy storage (EES) research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary effort focused on both fundamental and applied aspects of electrical energy storage. The breadth of the research activity spans from fundamental materials design for next generation electrode materials and architectures, interfaces, electrolytes, advanced modeling and simulations combined with state-of-the art materials characterization, to energy storage materials processing and advanced cell manufacturing.

  • Department of Energy: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

    Posted: November 22, 2013 - 14:50 / NREL / Websites

    NREL's Energy Storage Project is leading the charge on battery thermal management, modeling, and systems solutions to enhance the performance of fuel cell, hybrid electric, and electric vehicles (FCVs, HEVs, and EVs) for a cleaner, more secure transportation future. NREL's experts work closely with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), industry, and automotive manufacturers to improve energy storage devices, such as battery modules and ultracapacitors, by enhancing their thermal performance and life-cycle cost. Activities also involve modeling and simulation to evaluate technical targets and energy storage parameters, and investigating combinations of energy storage systems to increase vehicle efficiency.

  • Department of Energy: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

    Posted: November 22, 2013 - 14:47 / PNNL / Websites

    Large-scale energy storage is key to integrating renewable resources like wind and solar into the power grid. Large-scale energy storage will allow us to use renewable energy when and where power is needed, taking full advantage of high penetrations of renewable energy sources. Similarly, advanced energy storage materials are needed to improve the performance and reduce the cost of deploying electric vehicles. Safe, high-capacity batteries that can be quickly and repeatedly charged and discharged are needed to allow widespread deployment of electric and hybrid vehicles. Taking current batteries to the next level requires revolutionary breakthroughs in materials science. At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, scientists are conducting research in two key areas: analysis of the electric grid's ability to store renewable energy; and materials for batteries needed to store renewable energy and power electric and other fuel-efficient vehicles.