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An avant-garde technology - giant-sized batteries made with gravel - is being implemented into wind turbines and solar panels which may potentially offer secure energy storage even when wind and sunlight are not readily available.
Date: 04/27/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
The sale of 800,000 plug-in vehicles during the next five years could create a whole mess of challenges for utilities, automakers and consumers, but IT companies have a shot at building new businesses to help ease the pain of that influx, according to a new report out today on GigaOM Pro.
Date: 04/26/2010
Type: Blog
A new form of platinum that could be used to make cheaper, more efficient fuel cells has been created by researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the University of Houston.
Date: 04/26/2010
Type: News
By fabricating ultracapacitor material directly on chips and solar cells, researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia have made thin-film carbon ultracapacitors that store three times as much energy by volume as conventional ultracapacitor materials.
Date: 04/22/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
French startup McPhy Energy has delivered the first commercial-scale prototype of a solid-state hydrogen storage tank, which it claims could solve the challenge presented to grid operators by the intermittent nature of many renewable energy sources.
Date: 04/21/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
Real-world tests show that General Motors Co.'s rechargeable electric car can travel 40 miles on battery power as promised, company engineers said Monday.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
The need for renewable energy storage is creating new market opportunities for the development of compressed air energy storage (CAES) as a solution for peak power supply and grid management.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
MIT researchers say they have found a way to create batteries that can offer up to three times the energy density of current batteries, while being much lighter.
Date: 04/14/2010
Type: News
EnerDel develops cutting-edge lithium-ion batteries as engineers figure out how to mass-produce them for today’s hybrid and electric vehicles.
Date: 03/17/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Xcel Energy Inc. is testing energy-storage systems including a sodium-sulfur battery project, compressed air-storage project, and wind-to-hydrogen project to address reliability issues as the company boosts its use of wind power.
Date: 03/15/2010
Type: News

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