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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
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
Lithium-ion technology has received most the attention in energy storage technology, though several other battery chemistries show promise for large scale energy storage.
Date: 09/11/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries
Governments and companies worldwide are investing heavily in advanced battery research to create an energy storage device that will make electric vehicles more adoptable.
Date: 08/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries
Southern California Edison is seeking $65 million in grants for the biggest grid storage battery ever built. The battery system would store wind power generated during off peak times.
Date: 08/26/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Utilities
There is currently no infrastructure for large scale energy storage. Up until recently, utilities found it a better investment to overproduce electricity and waste the excess.
Date: 08/24/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage
Energy storage systems are going to have a big role in the smart grid, so there needs to be a cheap energy storage mechanism.
Date: 08/14/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries, Smart Grid
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 large amount of government money is going into battery research with a goal of ending US dependence on foreign oil.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries
By using flywheel systems to store energy, utilities can coordinate power production and demand.
Date: 07/27/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Flywheels

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