Top 10 Home Energy Storage Tesla Rivals

Should you opt for Tesla's new Powerwall 2.0, or should you look elsewhere? We'll show you the top 10 alternative products. With the launch of...

Better Lead Acid Batteries Built with Hard Drive Tech

Over the past three years, Gridtential has been slowly developing a better lead acid battery by using chip and hard-disk drive manufacturing processes. Gridtential used a...

“Flash Thermography Measurement” Technique Sees Battery Electrode Defects Before Assembly

A team at Purdue University have discovered a method of detecting defects in lithium ion battery anodes as they are manufactured, before installing them...

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...

Mercedes-Benz’s Ener-G-Force Powered by Hydrogen Fuel Cells

The 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show brought some great new concepts this year. One of them is the Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force. Big and bully, like...

Hydrogen from Salt Water: an Accidental Discovery

63-year-old John Kanzius was looking to destroy cancer cells when he stumbled upon an effect that split salt water and released oxygen and hydrogen. His invention...

China's First Solar Air Conditioner that Can Send Power to the Grid

The first solar-powered air conditioner that can also send energy to the grid has rolled off the production line of China's largest residential air-conditioner manufacturer Gree Electric Appliances.

Caltech Metamaterial Refracts Light Coming From Broad Range of Angles: Suitable for Solar Cells

Caltech researchers have just discovered a metamaterial with a particular three-dimensional structure that exhibits a negative index of refraction for the light entering it. It simply bends the light in another angle than it would normally be expected, no matter what angle the incident light had.

“In-Pipe Hydropower” – Lucid Energy Creates Power from Water Pipelines

A company called Lucid Energy has already installed four underground turbines in Portland's water pipes and connected them to the grid. They produce enough...

New Metal Catalyst 70 Times Cheaper Than Platinum Splits Water Efficiently

A team of researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley, has discovered a catalyst metal 70 times cheaper than platinum for use in electrolysis systems, to generate hydrogen from water.