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Sun Catalytix is making a new type of flow battery that could store hours’ worth of energy on the grid.
Date: 09/30/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
DOE will establish a research hub for batteries and energy storage at Argonne National Laboratory. This is the fourth "innovation hub" proposed by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. The battery hub is intended to produce revolutionary advances in batteries for electric cars and for use on the grid.
Date: 12/04/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
By the end of the year, China’s electric grid will become the largest in the world in terms of both installed generation capacity and electricity produced. Additionally, China is expected to have one of the largest energy storage capacities by 2016.
Date: 10/08/2012
Type: Article
Subway
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority won a grant to install an energy storage system to capture regenerative braking energy when the subway approaches a station. Some excess energy will be stored and made available to the wholesale power market for grid services.
Date: 11/01/2010
Type: Article
Battery
Start-up Qnovo intends to help customers get the most out of batteries through electronics. Qnovo’s is bypassing new production lines and chemistries and instead improving battery efficiency in existing lines by targeting battery electrochemistry using only electronic controls.
Date: 11/30/2010
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
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
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York, which carries 2/3 of the nations rail riders, plans to install a flywheel energy storage system into some trains. The system captures energy while braking and minimizes energy use while accelerating.
Date: 08/13/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Flywheels
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
Galen Stucky
Professor Galen Stucky's research group is developing an energy storage device for hybrid electric vehicles that combines the properties of batteries and capacitors into one technology.
Date: 11/29/2012
Type: News
Studies suggest that concentrated solar power (CSP) plants with storage capacity can outperform solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power.
Date: 01/03/2013
Type: Article

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