Energy Storage

Grid-Scale Batteries 101

2024-04-23T23:56:29+00:00April 23rd, 2024|Beginner, Educational Resources, Energy Stories, Featured, Intermediate, News|

What are grid-scale batteries? Grid-scale batteries, also known as utility-scale batteries or Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), are a collection of individual smaller batteries housed within a single controlled, large-scale energy storage system. They are designed to store electricity that can be accessed for use during periods of high demand or low generation and

Ambitious climate targets need bold energy innovation

2022-11-23T15:30:00+00:00August 23rd, 2022|Commentaries, Energy Stories, News|

COMMENTARY: Michelle Robichaud, President, Atlantica Centre for Energy It seems we don't hear the word energy without climate change alongside it. In the face of the unmistakable consequences of climate change, society expects actions toward our clean energy future. Canada's goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 is ambitious and important. There are less

The questions we aren’t asking about our clean energy transition

2022-11-21T20:58:11+00:00July 19th, 2022|Commentaries, Energy Stories, News|

COMMENTARY: Stephen MacMackin Reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 is an ambitious but important goal; one supported by businesses and residents across Canada. However, in Atlantic Canada, the path to get there must be more realistic, fair and affordable than it appears today. In June 2022, the Atlantica Centre for Energy released the first discussion paper in

Build a Passive Solar Home

2022-12-08T03:22:13+00:00January 1st, 2022|Activity, Beginner, Educational Resources, Solar|

Every home collects solar energy. Sunlight falls on the house, some passing through windows and skylights where it is absorbed by roof and walls. Sunlight can help to heat a house in cold weather, but it can overheat the house in warm weather. In Building a Passive Solar Home students design a home to take advantage

Electric Vehicle Chargers: The Basics

2022-12-08T03:15:06+00:00November 18th, 2021|Educational Resources, Intermediate, Transportation, Webpages|

Going all-in with electric vehicles (EVs) is a key part of transitioning Canadian transportation to a net-zero emissions future. It’s one reason why the Government of Canada has set an ambitious federal target that by 2040, 100% of light-duty vehicle sales will be zero-emission vehicles. As auto manufacturers produce more EVs and new models

Net-Zero Future: A Feasibility Study of Hydrogen Production, Storage, Distribution and Use in The Maritimes – NL Extension

2022-11-22T00:13:03+00:00March 1st, 2021|Publications, Reports|

This study investigated what role hydrogen can play in Newfoundland and Labrador’s future energy system. The assessment reviewed all aspects of this resource from creation to end-use and evaluates the economic and technical constraints and opportunities as hydrogen use and production scale up over time in Atlantic Canada. The study is an addendum to the Feasibility

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