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The need for energy storage capabilities is greatly increasing as energy supply shifts to more distributed sources. Entrepreneurs and researchers are attempting to meet this surge in demand.
Date: 07/13/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Economic Impact
Energy storage systems are going to have a big role in the smart grid, so there needs to be a cheap energy storage mechanism.
Date: 08/14/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries, Smart Grid
The electric vehicle company, Zenn, is investing heavily in the battery company EEStor, who promises to drastically improved ultracapacitor battery in 2010.
Date: 07/21/2009
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
A British company is testing new chemistry that could boost the performance of batteries.
Date: 01/04/2010
Type: News
Many auto companies have plug-in electric vehicles set to be sold in the coming years, but few cities are investing in electric charging stations.
Date: 08/06/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
GE Train
The ecomagination team at GE is pushing renewable energy limits with heat capture and hybrid dynamic braking on trains.
Date: 01/13/2011
Type: Article
Korean battery maker LG Chem is developing "cable batteries." Flexible batteries have been made before in the form of sheets, but these cable batteries are bendable in three dimensions. They could be integrated into headphones and woven into jewelry or textiles.
Date: 08/24/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
Aquion Energy
Aquion Energy hopes to bring electricity to developing nations across the globe without using the grid.
Date: 02/28/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
A large amount of government money is going into battery research with a goal of ending US dependence on foreign oil.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries

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