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Japanese electrical giant SANYO Electric has developed two new large-capacity, high-voltage lithium-ion battery systems. SANYO will begin mass production of the new products in March 2010.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
Nanowire anodes could let lithium-ion batteries in cars and laptops run twice as long.
Date: 11/06/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Sanyo wants to build bigger lithium-ion batteries to store solar power, and EV battery maker Electrovaya targets grid storage for the Japanese market.
Date: 11/03/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
Bringing solar power to developing countries is a function of financing the projects, ensuring sufficient revenue to periodically replace batteries, and promoting energy efficiency, as costs will skyrocket if communities use the electricity to power inefficient appliances.
Date: 10/28/2009
Type: Blog
ReVolt has developed a zinc-air battery that can store three time the energy of lithium ion batteries and cost less. The company is currently working on making the batteries last for more charging cycles.
Date: 10/28/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
Venture capital dollar spending seems to point to lithium-ion batteries coupled with ultracapacitors being the major technologies for energy storage applications.
Date: 09/29/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Researchers at Stanford and Hanyang University are developing silicon nanotube electrodes that could significantly increase charge capacity of lithium-ion batteries.
Date: 09/23/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
Power tool batteries could be the key to creating better electric vehicle batteries since they can handle a large power output, unlike cell phone batteries.
Date: 09/21/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries
Researchers at Uppsala University have created an environmentally benign battery using cellulose and salt. The technology is cheap, easy to manufacture, and rechargeable. The battery could be produced commercially within three years.
Date: 09/15/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
Lithium-ion technology has received most the attention in energy storage technology, though several other battery chemistries show promise for large scale energy storage.
Date: 09/11/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries

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