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Institute for Energy Efficiency faculty member Dan Morse leads the development of a high-power, nanostructured battery with extraordinary capabilities.
Date: 02/28/2012
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
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
On Monday, the California Public Utilities Commission released a proposal that would call for the state’s big three investor-owned utilities to obtain 1.3 gigawatts of energy storage by 2020.
Date: 06/11/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
2010 Chevrolet Volt
Given the potential longevity of the car batteries for Chevrolet's Volt, GM is researching ways to reuse the batteries after the car is out of commission. One possibility is to help with energy storage from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar.
Date: 09/22/2010
Type: Blog
EnerDel, with support of the DOE and a Portland utility, will utilize it's lithium ion batteries to store energy.
Date: 11/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Advances in hybrid technology, such as batteries and electric motors, have made hybrid cars cheaper to manufacture. For this reason, automakers are turning to hybrids to comply with fuel-economy standards.
Date: 10/01/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
Graphite-based "heat spreaders" in cell phones could make it possible to build lighter car batteries with the same number of cells.
Date: 06/23/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries
Tags: graphite
Hydrobee Lets You Charge A Battery From A Fast-Flowing River To Juice Up USB Devices Off-Grid.
Date: 11/22/2013
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
A British company is testing new chemistry that could boost the performance of batteries.
Date: 01/04/2010
Type: News

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