Hackaday Links: May 8, 2022

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Russia’s loose cannon of a space boss is sending mixed messages about the future of the International Space Station. Among the conflicting statements from Director-General Dmitry Rogozin, the Roscosmos version …read more Continue reading Hackaday Links: May 8, 2022

Cascade Failures, Computer Problems, and Ohms Law: Understanding the Northeast Blackout of 2003

We’ve all experienced power outages of some kind, be it a breaker tripping at an inconvenient time to a storm causing a lack of separation between a tree and a …read more Continue reading Cascade Failures, Computer Problems, and Ohms Law: Understanding the Northeast Blackout of 2003

World’s largest compressed air grid “batteries” will store up to 10GWh

California is set to be home to two new compressed-air energy storage facilities – each claiming the crown for the world’s largest non-hydro energy storage system. Developed by Hydrostor, the facilities will have an output of 500 MW and be capable of s… Continue reading World’s largest compressed air grid “batteries” will store up to 10GWh

Increasing the Resolution of the Electrical Grid

As a society in the USA and other parts of the world, we don’t give much thought to the twisting vines of civilization that entangle our skies and snake beneath our streets. The humming electrical lines on long poles that …read more

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Work begins on 250-MWh CRYOBattery that stores energy as liquid air

The wheels are beginning to turn on an innovative new energy project in the UK that is set to become one of Europe’s largest energy storage systems. The 250-MWh CRYOBattery uses a cryogenic cooling technology to turn ambient air into liquid, which can … Continue reading Work begins on 250-MWh CRYOBattery that stores energy as liquid air

What’s the Deal with Rolling Blackouts in California’s Power Grid?

A heat wave spreading across a large portion of the west coast of the United States is not surprising for this time of year, but the frequency and severity of these heat waves have been getting worse in recent years as the side effects from climate change become more obvious. …read more

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