Conergy Builds World’s First Islanding Solar Power Project

An islanding solar project reliant on battery backup is about to undergo a two-year test. Conergy (a well-known solar company), along with Origin Energy,...

Factory for Toshiba SCiB Batteries Planned Next Fall

The SCiB batteries are a modified and improved version of the Li-Ion used currently in the industry. They will come in 24V/4.2A, that is 100W of power, and can be recharged to 90% of their capacity in 10 minutes. Compared to their older sisters, the Li-Ion, SCiBs can be recharged 5,000 to 6,000 times, not 500 to 600.

Widetronix and Ithaca Making Progress in Betavoltaic Battery Research

Nuclear power has been discarded for decades since the tragic accidents from the 80's that led to numerous environmental damages in Ukraine and other parts of the world. Still, nowadays there is a trend of reviving nuclear power, to make it 100% safe and to convince people it's worth investing in it, as an alternative to coal or petrol.

Energy Storage on the Grid to Expand by 56GW in Next Decade

Renewable energy sometimes fluctuates, which is why Pike Research is forecasting that energy storage on the grid will expand by 56GW in the...

Company Stores Megawatts of Energy In Gravel-Filled Tanks

In a couple of years, utilities will do just about anything to be able to store excess power coming from their future renewable sources, such as wind or solar. The good news is that lately several solutions have emerged from privately-funded startups. One of the solutions found that storing energy inside gravel-filled containers is a good idea, and Isentropic Energy, its creator, is really going to build a prototype.
Princeton University to Develop Alkaline Electric Vehicle Battery Packs

Princeton University to Develop Alkaline Electric Vehicle Battery Packs

Electric vehicle battery technology is constantly advancing and, thanks to Department of Energy grants and loans under the Robust Affordable Next-Generation Energy Storage...

Air Force Behind Innovative Lithium-Ion Batteries

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) has developed an innovative next generation lithium-ion battery -- a promising new platform for creating more...
Carbon Boron Compound Could Increase Lithium-Ion Battery Capacity Many Times

Graphene-Boron Compound Could Revolutionize Lithium-Ion Battery Capacity

Researchers have touted graphene as a game-changing material that could boost the power and energy capacity of a lithium-ion battery. Graphene, a film of carbon...

Smart Energy Storage System Brightens Solar Prospects

Time was when solar controllers simply switched a battery charger on and off when there was enough sun power for the former and when...
Nissan Leaf Battery Status Mobile App

Nissan’s New Battery Policy Could Increase EV Adoption

Here at The Green Optimistic, we firmly believe in electric vehicles as the cleanest transportation available and most certainly the future of transportation...