Storing Clean Energy in Salt Isn’t as Crazy as It Sounds

Source: grist.org Published: August 3, 2017 A Spanish solar thermal plant uses molten salt storage to run 24 hours a day. By Bobby Magill Using giant vats of molten salt and antifreeze under the codename “Malta,” Google’s parent company Alphabet is joining Tesla and...

Solid-State Technology Juicing Next Wave of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Source: japantimes.co.jp Published: May 8, 2016 This Hitachi Zosen solid-state battery (center) powers a laser displacement meter (right) while another meter (left) measures its output. courtesy of hitachi zosen Corp. | COURTESY OF HITACHI ZOSEN CORP By Shusuke Murai...

Revolutionary Graphene Polymer Batteries for Electric Cars

Source: cbw.ge Published: December 29, 2015 According to a report from a Chinese website, The Spanish Graphenano, along with the University of Cordoba and Grabat Energy, developed a polymeric graphene battery, especially suited for electric cars, that will be cheaper...

The Biggest, Strangest ‘Batteries’

Source: nytimes.com Published: June 3, 2017 What if you need a battery? A really big one — big enough to run a city? By Diane Cardwell and Andrew Roberts It’s a question that inventors have been tackling for decades. No one wants the fridge, or the hospital, going on...

Making Batteries from Waste Glass Bottles

Source: eurekalert.org Published: April 19, 2017 IMAGE: Waste glass bottles are turned into nanosilicon anodes using a low cost chemical process. Credit: UC Riverside UCR researchers are turning glass bottles into high performance lithium-ion batteries for electric...