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Making ice at night to augment air conditioning usage during the day can help save money by cutting down on the peak power demand. This thermal energy storage system gives the building owner cheaper power, and the utility gets a solution to its peak power problems.
Date: 06/20/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
Using specialized pellets with highly porous surfaces, researchers have discovered a method for efficient and lost-lasting storage of thermal energy.
Date: 06/06/2012
Type: News
CalCharge, a group which includes Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, looks to boost the pace of innovation in battery storage technology through the type of networking and collaboration common in Silicon Valley.
Date: 05/30/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Institute faculty member, Eric McFarland, is assisting CUNY Energy Institute in the development of a grid-scale battery storage project. This new battery uses nickel-zinc technology that is cheaper to produce and just as long-lasting as lithium-ion batteries.
Date: 05/24/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Two to four gigawatts of new energy storage development is feasible over the next five years, according to a new study.
Date: 02/08/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
Scientists in India have developed a cheap phase change material that could drastically reduce the need for heating in homes.
Date: 01/20/2012
Type: News
With new research into ultra-light lithium-air batteries, IBM hopes to achieve 500 miles on a single charge. The key breakthrough was an atomic level computer model that helped stabilize the battery's chemistry to increase its lifespan.
Date: 01/17/2012
Type: News
By layering graphene sheets and silicon, researchers have developed an anode with storage capacity and recharge rates 10x higher than traditional Li-ion batteries.
Date: 11/14/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Researchers have developed an anode made of titanium dioxide nanotubes that, remarkably, improves battery performance over time by self-orienting after cycling.
Date: 11/03/2011
Type: News
The ambitious Austin, TX-based Pecan Street project is piloting a number of green neighborhood technologies, but the real challenge will be getting these systems to talk to each other to reduce energy consumption and peak loads.
Date: 10/11/2011
Type: News

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