TerraScale’s Energos Reno Project releases plans to develop a data center with 500MW of renewable power.

Solar Power, Wind power, Tidal and Wave power, Water Mills, and etc., it is the new Energy Infrastructure shaping our future and and our tomorrow and it is in play as of today. Energy Capturing technologies have been around almost as long as mankind itself. Energy storage however is only a very recent activity (aside from dams and natural resourced carbon). Electric transmission lines have been the flywheel that kept the electric power flowing and reliable. Transmission lines are very costly and power losses increase with transmission distance.

Highly promising energy storage batteries have provided an answer as to what do we have when the sun don’t shine or the wind don’t blow. Batteries have been around for quite a while, however a major enabler of the electronics world were batteries that could store and transmit(discharge) and deliver power to where needed. Small size and powerful, credentials that led the Lithium Ion battery to the undisputed leader position in the energy storage world.

On a larger scale, a battery suited for the electric grids could not be produced without financially unstainable cost, environmental instability, and exhaustion of raw material resources.

In the 1990’s MIT’s Prof. Don Sadoway progressed from a theoretical position to a practical solution which led to the development the Ambri liquid metal battery. For a quick video to help explain why this battery will dramatically impact the energy industry and literally turn it it on its head please watch this.

Technologically advanced and with its sight on a sustainable and economical power plant in Nevada is Terrascale and its partner Ambri and the Energos Reno Project. TerraScale, a clean infrastructure design and development firm committed to transforming and modernizing digital infrastructure, announced in 2021 that it has signed an agreement with Ambri, to deploy its proprietary Liquid Metal Battery technology. As part of the agreement, TerraScale and its data center development partners will integrate an Ambri energy storage system for its Energos Reno project. The project will include the development of a data center that will capitalize on the site’s renewable energy infrastructure. The reduced carbon operations are of strong interest to TerraScale’s data center future tenants including large commercial and government data users, as sustainable data center demands continue to rise.

Together with its partners, TerraScale’s Energos Reno Project intends to deploy green data center technologies that are based on proprietary, high-performance energy production and data computing processes. Energos Reno is a 3,700 acre mixed-use development near Reno, Nevada that aims to enable secure, swift storage and transmission of data between government agencies and commercial clients. TerraScale intends to develop a data center with 500MW of renewable power on-site generation within ten years to power an inside-the-fence microgrid.

“Our data center technology partners are looking forward to deploying Ambri’s technology to enable high-volume, reliable, and resilient energy storage with potentially the lowest levelized cost of storage in the industry,” said Danny Hayes, Chief Executive Officer, TerraScale. “TerraScale is very excited to deploy Ambri’s technology into our Energos Reno project.”

“The collaboration is underway and includes delivery of 250 MWh of Ambri systems to TerraScale’s first project in Reno, Nevada starting in 2021,” said Adam Briggs, Ambri’s Chief Commercial Officer. “The Ambri systems are particularly well suited for the project’s high-desert operations, for the shifting of its large amounts of renewable solar load, and for its grid-system peak shaving capability.”

Ambri’s batteries utilize a calcium – antimony based cell chemistry that began at MIT in the lab of Professor Donald Sadoway. Ambri’s investors include Bill Gates, Khosla Ventures and TOTAL SE.

Ambri’s long-duration systems, which are based on its patented chemistry, can deliver daily 100% depth of discharge cycling performance for more than 20 years with negligible degradation at a significantly lower system cost than other battery storage technologies. Systems built with Ambri’s cells can operate safely under all environmental conditions without the need for air conditioning or fire suppression equipment—increasing the system’s efficiency while reducing project cost and maintenance.

About Ambri
Ambri Inc. is developing and commercializing a new long duration battery technology that will enable widespread use of renewable energy sources, reduce electricity costs and enable power systems to operate more reliably and efficiently. The liquid metal battery project began at MIT in the lab of Professor Donald Sadoway and the company was formed in 2010, when the project achieved significant technical breakthroughs. Ambri’s investors include Khosla Ventures, Bill Gates and TOTAL SE. More information is available at:

 

About TerraScale
TerraScale is a clean infrastructure design and development firm that is transforming and modernizing digital infrastructures around the world. Through the company’s consortium, TerraScale takes a unique approach to future-proofing our planet by collaborating with the best in class green engineering, technology, real estate, fiber and energy construction firms globally, to ensure maximum value delivery across the lifecycle of its projects. Whether site development or build-to-suit, colocation, hyperscale or regional strategies, TerraScale’s projects and programs are designed to meet the needs of government and industry in the most responsible, secure and sustainable manner.

For more information on TerraScale, please visit:

All Digital CES 2021 – Does Not Fail To Dazzle And Inspire.

The Magic begins every year in January with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and as always The Mesquite Weekly was in attendance. The entire show was completely digital in 2021.

More than 150,000 from all over the world participated virtually in twenty-four different time zones.
The show continues to dazzle and the challenge to present live presentations were overcome with plenty of live and on-demand viewing opportunities for all twenty-four time zones in our global world represented by more than 100 countries.

Up first is Kohler and yes you may well ask: Faucets, Toilets and Bathtubs and Electronics ???

Watch the show.

Kohler Presents:.

Faucets, Toilets and Bathtubs at your command with technical features that will wow and make life easier.

Installation of plumbing will require new skills for the plumber or the IT specialist and possibly more players selling their services and wares.

The Kohler bathtub involves more than just plumbing. There is lighting, vaporizers, music and then some. It can be yours for about $ 16,000 plus installation and funds for bathroom remodeling and to retrofit plumbing and electric power.

The dazzle and king of all the buzz fascinating the gamers is again being generated by NVDIA at CES 2021.

Watch the NVIDEA razzle dazzle:

 

The gaming business may not be the main driver for NVIDEA. Although graphics innovations and the technology takeaways related to the artificial intelligence experience have spurred the growth of image recognition. The AI graphic elements are critical to autonomous vehicles, safety and security, law enforcement, automated home applications and … oh well let your imagination do the rest. The stock market is reacting more than just favorable.

A major driver for consumer electronics as you will note is entertainment and at the center of it all is home entertainment. All the players are focused on the tube, the telli or the TV and it is all flat and enormously large and gearing up for 8K resolution. We barely got 4k out into the wild and the streamers are flooding our view with beautiful content. But here they are again with 8K 8K and 8K. Samsung, Sony and LG are the players we will hear from including a newcomer or maybe in name only. Skyworth dazzles with 8K including a small cubic 8K video camera (a thought left over from GoPro?). Even Panasonic joins in, but we did note that Panasonic is not coming back to play in the US TV landscape.

8K Everywhere and coming Home in 2021:.

SAMSUNG:

LG:

SONY:

SKYWORTHY:

Watch this channel for updates and for more amazing news that have already changed the world and will continue to change our world at a mind numbing pace. Don’t pass it up by sleeping through it, stay awake drink the latest caffeinated protein shakes and take it all in. You will never be the same again.

59S Previews New UVLED Disinfection Products

In January 2019 we visited the Shenzhen UVLED Optical 59S products exhibit at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. These products will help to contain the spread of infectious bacteria, virus and parasites lingering on common household items.

In January we saw previews of 59S product prototypes ranging from UVLED light boxes, to large diaper bag lightboxes and UVLED wands. The display and the promises of a chemical and detergent free methods and the results of bacterial kill rates demonstrated at the exhibit were quite impressive. I was looking forward to availability of the 59S product line in the US. Please view this video of the visit and the news of product availability in the US.





Please pardon the error in the videos. The correct product brand is 59S not S59. BTW 59S stands for 59 seconds.

CES 2019 The Greatest (Electronics) Show on Earth

The New Year event that has Vegas hopping with over 300,000 in early January every year is a world class exhibition attended by exhibitors and sellers and buyers and technical news media from around the world. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2019 was dazzling, provoking and conjured up images of pure magic and the best show ever.

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CES 2019 was amazing not because of the gadgetry or the marketing savvy of the big tech companies but because CES 2019 successfully presented a genuine and plausible look into the future.The word was 5G and all technical directions took to the on ramp of this world changing development. This change was not just a look into a distant future, but actually made a convincing case for a promise of tomorrow (literally).

The M-Byte by Byton – 5G Connected Device

Our first stop was with Byton, an electric car manufacturer who claims to be actually something entirely different. This ten minute video will enlighten and dazzle you with its magic and its 5G enabled autonomy.  During the media days before the show opened, Byton presented a look at the magic that their new car the M-Byte will bring to the future and perhaps also a preview of the innovations to everything we see, touch and hear enabled by 5G, AI and super processors.

 

On opening day, the bright spot was taken by a company whose product has touched our lives for well over a decade and they continue to razzle and dazzle us in 2019 and will be a top gamer and player in video and graphics processing and AI technology enablers.  Nvidia corporation focuses on personal computer graphics, graphics processing (GPU), and artificial intelligence (AI).  Its GPU product is aimed at specialized markets, including GeForce for gamers; Quatro for designers; Tesla and DGX for AI scientists and big data researchers; and GRID for cloud based visual computing.  Its Tegra brand integrates an entire computer into a single chip to enable supercomputing for mobile gaming and entertainment devices, as well as autonomous robots, drones and cars.

The speed of a 5G or blazing fast communication networks without latency have enabled AI driven applications beyond all previous predictions.

Nvidia Dazzle

NVIDEA was there to show us a dazzling display of their latest graphics. Again the communications speed and the no latency enabled decision process is at the core of their research and development breakthroughs. Is it real or is it ????  Just sit back watch and be entertained.

The Mesquite Weekly Chief Editor and Publisher also provided some of the media days kick off entertainment on Sunday evening at the Aria.

The CES2019 party continued for the rest of the week and we have more to show you.  So please keep watching this space for more from CES 2019 Las Vegas.