Batteries/Energy Storage


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...

IKEA Is Now Selling Solar Systems, No Allen Key Required

Source: treehugger.com Published: August 3, 2017 Updated October 11, 2018 © IKEA battery pack By Lloyd Alter So far the panels and batteries are only offered in the UK but it might spread to sunnier North American climes. Watch out, Elon Musk! Tesla’s subsidiary...

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...

Smart Highways

Source: activesustainability.com Published: July 18, 2017 Guest post written by José María Castrillón Montes from ACCIONA Construction The concept of smart mobility is nothing new. People were talking about the subject back in the 1980s. Since then, though, the focus...

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...

Fast-Charging Everlasting Battery Power from Graphene

Source: phys.org Published: July 19, 2016 by Han Lin, Fresh Science Swinburne University researchers have invented a new, flexible energy-storage technology that could soon replace the batteries in our cars, phones and more.  Han Lin’s new super battery (actually, a...

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...