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Fueled By Battery Boom: A Lithium Rush For Australia's Outback?

Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant Enlarge Photo If electric-car sales continue to …

Stanford invents lithium-ion battery that can’t overheat

Lithium-ion batteries are being used in an increasing number of portable gadgets. They are simply the best battery tech we have available today, but …

New Lithium Battery Can Store Five Times The Energy Of Current Batteries

Battery technology has come a long way and even though the batteries in our mobile devices are bigger and better than they have ever been before, …

Is battery technology finally at the cusp of a revolution?

For two decades, battery technology has been almost, but not quite, at the verge of something big — and with it the promise of a clean-energy …

Technology Metals: Can they boost the wider economy?

There is talk in the British newspapers about the manufacturing sector growing again, albeit slowly. But then you read that two steel plants, one …

Anil Srivastava, CEO Leclanché, Europe’s Battery Leader: “Public Transport Should Take The Lead In Electrification”

<b>Published on</b> November 6th, 2015 | <i>by Guest Contributor</i><p>7<p>November 6th, 2015 by <b>Guest Contributor</b><p><i>Originally published on Energy Post</i><br>by Karel</i> …

When will we have better batteries than lithium-ion for gadgets and electric vehicles?

Many of us would be hard-pressed to spend a day without using a lithium-ion battery, the technology that powers our portable electronics. And with …

Student Engineers Improving Battery Efficiency and Safety

In the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Tennessee, a group of researchers is making important strides to …

Energy storage advance readies concentrated solar power for the smart grid

The intermittent nature of renewable energy sources is a huge burden on the power grid, making flexible and economical energy storage an essential …

Home battery storage to 'revolutionise' solar industry in Australia: Climate Council report

Coupling solar panels with home battery storage could be the cheapest way to get electricity within three years, according to a report by the Climate …

Clean Energy

Mysterious billion-dollar car company takes on Tesla

Faraday Future, a Chinese-backed startup, targets Tesla with $1 billion US plant<p>Faraday Future, the startup backed by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting, has big dreams of <b>taking on Tesla Motors Inc</b>, starting with a $1 billion investment in a new US factory that will build electric cars starting in …

Electric Vehicles

Researchers discover hydrogen treatment brings better batteries

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have discovered lithium ion batteries can last longer and charge faster if their electrodes are …

The Tesla Gigafactory Just Got a New Neighbor That Can Clean Up Batteries

Tesla’s huge battery factory under construction just outside of Reno, Nevada, has a new neighbor that will be recycling batteries instead of making …

Clean Energy

Researchers Create Lithium-Air Battery That Could Be 10x More Powerful Than Lithium-Ion

This could revolutionise electronics.<p>A new lithium-air battery created by researchers at the University of Cambridge points the way to the ultimate …

Clean Energy

Tesla P90D with Ludicrous Mode rips to 60 in 2.6 seconds

The Tesla Model S P90D is a pretty impressive car. It has dual motors for true all wheel drive capability. It has a 90kWh battery for superior range …

New Battery Tech Could Disrupt Tesla's Li-ion Industrial Complex

Tesla isn't the only car company that's dreaming about building a mass-market electric car that can travel 300 miles without recharging. But the …

New design points a path to the 'ultimate' battery

"In their simplest form, batteries are made of three components: a positive electrode, a negative electrode and an electrolyte,'' said Dr Tao Liu, …

Twin Creeks, Secretive Solar Equipment Firm, Unstealths With Thin Silicon

Twin Creeks Technologies just unstealthed as an equipment vendor that enables solar module makers to significantly reduce the amount of silicon used …

Is Rooftop Solar Finally Good Enough to Disrupt the Grid?

Over the past two decades, there have been many attempts to reform the electric utility market. The costly and complex operations of transporting energy have made utilities natural monopolies, while regulatory barriers and the high fixed costs of building and maintaining regional electrical grid …

Solar Power
Solar Power

How to Use Solar Energy at Night

Near Granada, Spain, more than 28,000 metric tons of salt is now coursing through pipes at the Andasol 1 power plant. That salt will be used to solve …

Clean Energy

How to Build an Off-Grid Solar School in 2 days in Rural Kenya

How can you build schools in rural Kenya, where grid-connected electricity is in short supply?<p>One option is to think a bit like IKEA.<p>In their “Solar …

Off-grid

Energy Storage North America 2015: Storage in Action, Part 1

One of the continent's largest energy storage shows hit San Diego, Calif. last week to good crowds and an increased momentum in the market. I emceed …

Dyson acquires Sakti3 for $90M to help commercialize ‘breakthrough’ solid-state battery tech

Dyson, the U.K. company famous for its bagless vacuum cleaners, has acquired solid-state battery company Sakti3 in a deal worth $90 million.<p>The news comes just seven months after Dyson announced a $15 million investment in the company, a spin-out from the University of Michigan. Sakti3 represented …

Customers

Are We Promoting the Right Kind of Energy Efficiency?

Posted 4 days ago9 Comments on Are We Promoting the Right Kind of Energy Efficiency? Uncategorized<p>Posted 2 weeks ago5 Comments on Killing Nuclear and …

UBS: Tesla Powerwall can deliver 6-year payback in Australia

Call it the great debate. A new technology that threatens to disrupt a century-old status quo in a trillion dollar industry. Battery storage, teamed …

Morgan Stanley

Nocookies

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Storage Is the New Solar: Will Batteries and PV Create an Unstoppable Hybrid Force?

When Wes Kennedy started engineeringsolarsystems in the mid-1990s, he pretty much had one integration option: batteries.<p>At that time, Kennedy …

Solar Power

Nocookies

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