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A DOE grant has been awarded to a company that makes large flywheels used to even out the electric supply of the grid. The flywheels absorb energy when excess electricity is available and release it back into the grid during peak demand times.
Date: 09/20/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Flywheels
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 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
MIT Professor Daniel Nocera founded the company San Catalyix to produce a cheap and efficient system to use energy from photovoltaic cells to split water to be used in fuel cells.
Date: 09/28/2009
Type: News
Ultracapacitor maker Nesscap has raised initial funding that it says will enable the company to make ultracapacitors with significantly improved performance.
Date: 09/29/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
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
Due to the variance in many renewable power generation methods, many utilities are looking into energy storage technologies that would store excess solar energy for peak demand times.
Date: 10/02/2009
Type: Blog, Video
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
A Chinese company and its U.S. partner are looking at ways of replacing mass transportation with electrically powered buses that use ultracapacitors to sustain a charge.
Date: 10/19/2009
Type: News
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
MIT spinoff FastCAP Systems has recived a $5.35 million grant for high-risk/high-reward inovative research into ultracapcitor technology.
Date: 10/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage

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