Hydro Energy, Solar Energy, Storage, Wind Energy

Jamaica’s RE Near Term Outlook

The Jamaican electricity sector has seen its fair share of investment in renewable energy over the last two decades or so, to the tune of approximately US$360 million to be exact. Development to date: Jamaica has a long history of using its indigenous renewable sources of energy to generate electricity. This dates back as far as… Continue reading Jamaica’s RE Near Term Outlook

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Compressed Air Energy Storage Technology

What is Compressed Air Energy Storage Technology? This is a form of large scale energy storage technology that is currently attracting the interest of technologists and researchers around the world. Called CAES for short, compressed air energy storage is accomplished by pumping air into underground storage chambers such as depleted gas wells or salt caverns.… Continue reading Compressed Air Energy Storage Technology

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Pumped Hydroelectric Energy Storage Technology

Pumped Hydroelectric Energy Storage (PHES) is a form of energy storage technique that is based on the storage of large amount of water at a high elevation. This is accomplished with two water reservoirs (artificial, lake or sea) which are at two different elevations (pressure heads), by pumping water from the lower elevation to the… Continue reading Pumped Hydroelectric Energy Storage Technology

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Grid Level Energy Storage

Have you been wondering, like many, what is Grid Energy Storage and why is there so much talk about large-scale energy storage? Well, grid energy storage┬ásystems (ESS) are large-scale facilities used to store energy in some form or the other (electrical, chemical, potential, gravitational, etc) within an electric power grid. Energy is stored during times… Continue reading Grid Level Energy Storage