A Carbon-Fiber Supercapacitor Trunk Lid For Better Fuel Economy [Note that it's practically weightless!]

Spiral Effect – Volvo Structural Batteries Increase Fuel Economy

Better than eighteen months ago, Volvo Car Group started a project that was meant to start a spiral of increasing fuel economy, starting with...

A Next-Generation Electric Power System to Be Built in Japan

Toshiba Corp aims that by the end of 2010 will build a next-generation electric power system in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. According to the company, the system will come with storage batteries to stabilize the supply electric energy by solar panels, wind turbines, etc.

Super-Thin Lithium-Ion Battery Brings Color and Style to Backup Energy Storage

Smart phone these days is the gadget that everybody has and it is almost considered a crime if you don't have one. But to...

This New Solid-State Battery Can Change the Energy Storage Industry

John Goodenough, a professor in the Univesity of Texas, and his team of engineers were able to develop a battery in a solid state....

Michael Ognyanov's Infinite Current Battery

A patent application US 3,766,094 (shown in detail in an accompanying document) gives the details of an interesting device. While it is only an...
No Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, No Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors Considering its Own Lithium-Ion Battery Plant?

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, has bold plans for the electric vehicle, but meeting that plan is probably worthless without an adequate supply...
Smart Grid Tech, Cheaper and More Effective Than Energy Efficiency Upgrades?

Power Efficiency and Smart Grids the Only Step Forward

Smart grids have the potential to reduce our energy needs and reduce emissions and, indeed, could be the only way forward. For years, we've talked...

Archimede: World's First Concentrated Solar Power Plant That Uses Molten Salts as Energy Storage

First of all, Italy is one of the leading innovators in solar power. On July 15, their electricity company Enel has unveiled Archimede, their most innovative power plant using concentrated solar power (CSP) technology, where parabolic mirrors focus the Sun's light onto capturing surfaces which take the heat to the storage location. For the first time in the world, molten salts have been used as storage for the heat they captured from the Sun.
Electric vehicle battery technology has taken the next step with a self-heating battery.

Beat Winter with a Self-Heating Battery

Researchers believe they have found the next way to cure winter blues – for electric vehicle battery technology, anyways. A lithium-ion battery that heats on...
Could Electric Vehicle Battery Packs Benefit from this Tiny Sensor?

Embedded Sensors Could Improve Electric Vehicle Battery Packs

Electric vehicle battery packs aren't as simple as a nickel-metal hydride rechargeable “AA” battery, but then, is even the rechargeable lithium-ion battery...