Jonathan Lauw

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Business Planning With Austrian Economics: What Line Of Business Are You In?

Austrian-school economists were frustrated when other economists assumed a given product or market. Nothing is given. Friedrich Hayek wrote “… the wishes and desires of the consumers, including the kinds of goods and services which they demand and the prices they are willing to pay … cannot …

Business Planning

You literally can’t mess this up — meet Nanofarm, the box that grows crops for you

No green thumb to speak of? That’s no problem at all if you have a completely self-sustaining garden. And that appears to be what Atlanta-based …

Alevo, The Other Energy Storage Gigafactory, Begins To Stir

In late 2014, a virtually unknown company called Alevo announced it was entering the energy storage market with a new inorganic, sulfur-based lithium ion battery technology that it had acquired from the bankrupt German company fortu PowerCell. Alevo entered the U.S. with a big splash, investing …

Energy

Six Reasons to Love Battery Storage Now

DESPITE RAPIDLY DROPPING costs, the economics of battery storage are often cast in future terms. A new report from the Rocky Mountain Institute, …

Half the price in half the time: solar storage innovation harnesses new energy frontier

Brisbane company Redback Technologies, backed by researchers from the University of Queensland, says it has cracked the formula for the most cost-effective solar storage system on the Australian market<p>If Tesla’s Powerwall is the “Lamborghini” of the solar storage industry, a small Brisbane company …

Clean Energy

The search for a better battery: Is a solution near?

The vast technological progress that has been made since the invention of the computer chip in the mid-20th century can be simply told in one story: Moore’s Law. Every couple of years, the number of transistors – the switches whose “on” or “off” functions are the building blocks of computing - that …

Report: Panasonic promises $1.6 billion toward Tesla's battery-making Gigafactory

Panasonic is doubling down on its investment both in Tesla and the electrified future of mobility.<p>According to <i>MarketWatch</i>, the Japanese electronics …

New flow battery offers lower-cost energy storage: Organic battery will be cheaper than standard vanadium flow battery

Organic battery will be cheaper than standard vanadium flow battery<p>Renewable energy can be stored for less with a new organic aqueous flow battery, …

Clean Energy

Redox flow batteries could be the answer to our energy storage needs

How to store energy has become as important a challenge as how to generate it. The types of batteries that power our electronic devices or vehicles …

Clean Energy

Li-air battery could make oil obsolete in ten years

Sooner than it takes to build a nuclear power station, lithium-air batteries could be helping wind and solar to make coal, oil and nuclear obsolete, …

Cheap, Reliable, Lightweight Battery Near, but Not Here Yet

<i>Second of a two-part series on new battery technologies. To read the first part, click here.</i><p>In the push for a better battery, many in the industry …

Clean Energy

From Tesla's Powerwall to flow batteries: five facts about the energy storage revolution

From Tesla’s Powerwall to flow batteries, we look at existing and emerging technology that could be a critical part of the sustainable energy puzzle<p>Batteries – the workhorse technology that injects life into gadgets we can’t live without – are taking on a bigger role as they replace petrol tanks in …

Clean Energy

Flow Battery Could Smooth Irregular Wind and Solar Energy Supply

Scientists in the US have developed an alkaline flow battery that they hope will help to tackle the tricky problem of storing energy from renewable …

Clean Energy

8 Potential Battery Breakthroughs

Even with plenty of 2015 left, it is a safe bet that the Tesla Powerwall launch in May will be energy storage’s biggest moment this year. The …