The potential for vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs) to be “the next big thing” that will enable economical storage of wind and solar energy needs several more years to be proven -- or not. However, that has not deterred a flock of mostly Canadian junior mining companies -- backed by enthusiastic investors -- from exploring for vanadium-bearing ores in Canada, the U.S. and around the world which can be processed into electrolyte for VRFBs.
The nuclear fallout from the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami that rocked Japan on Friday continues to escalate. After a third reactor explosion occurred early Tuesday morning at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, a fourth reactor started on fire causing more radioactive material to be released.
This week we feature the founding fathers of another company which finances alternative energy and sustainability projects. Unlike Islandsbanki, however, Akeida Capital Management does not specialize in one particular area. Firms like Akeida Capital are a precious commodity in
According to a report by Japan's quasi-government New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), the Japanese wind power industry accounts for only 1.6% of the world's wind power market.
Speaking ahead of the International Motor Show in Geneva, Toyota executives are saying they expect to sell 15% more hybrid vehicles in 2009.