Saltwater Battery Wins MIT’s Prestigious Award

Energy storage system made of salt water and carbon, wins its creator the MIT's prestigious award, Lemelson-MIT Prize, for 2015. Development of eco-friendly and efficient energy...

New Conductive Glue Enhances Lithium Ion Battery Capacity by 30 Percent

Currently, lithium-ion battery electrodes are made of graphite - we all know their performance. Silicon electrodes, on the other hand, could theoretically hold up...

Electric Vehicle Batteries Cheaper Than Expected

One of the biggest things holding back sales of electric vehicles is the price of the battery.  Sure, you save money on gas and...

Quantum Batteries Nearly Perfect, Theory Says

Entanglement, or the quantum link that happens when separate particles share a wave function, may make quantum batteries almost perfect. Engines and refrigerators have often...

Material Makes Natural Gas Storage Cheaper and Simpler

Commercial vehicles have yet to be introduced to ANG technology, simply because the physics involved severely limits the range capable of these vehicles. However, Ford's...
Hybrid Electric Vehicle Race Car, Powered by Supercapacitor

The Electric Vehicle of the Future Could be Powered by Supercapacitors

Energy can be stored in a number of ways, from pumped hydro to supercapacitors, but you’d be unlikely to engineer pumped-hydro energy storage into...

First Tesla Powerwall Units Hit Vermont

The first lucky customers of Tesla's Powerwall are most likely going to be the residents of Vermont. Everyone is eagerly anticipating the energy storage device...

From Energy Storage to Power Generation – Your Car Battery May Find New Life...

Rumors have it that Tesla will put up a lithium ion car battery plant in Nevada.  This is probably the beginning of the end...

SMES: New Energy Storing Technology by ABB Using Electromagnetic Fields and Superconductivity

ABB, a Swiss-based engineering company, has presented a prototype of their innovative superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES), at a DOE ARPA-E conference which took place in Washigton D.C. at the beginning of this month. Their 3.3 kWh proof-of-concept SMES is not very cost-effective for the moment, but may one day provide cleaner storage solutions for excess alternative energy.

GELI to Unveil Operating System That Will Manage Future Smart Grids

In the years to come, the electric grid is to change radically. What is now produced by coal-fired plants and consumed instantly, will then...