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A new development in vanadium redox batteries from DOE's Pacific Northwest Regional Laboratory could make them a promising option for grid-scale energy storage.
Date: 03/17/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Smart Grid
The demand for energy storage on the grid will grow to $113.5 billion and reach 184 GWh of capacity by 2017. Lux Research developed the "Grid Storage Demand Forecaster" to evaluate and compare opportunities and trends.
Date: 04/19/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Smart Grid
As the world's second most populous country, India struggles to provide reliable electricity to everyone. For this reason, electric vehicle sales in India has greatly decreased.
Date: 01/04/2013
Type: Article
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a method for quickly and cheaply mass-producing graphene, a carbon material that could improve the efficiency of energy storage.
Date: 06/22/2010
Type: Article
Conventional batteries take so long to charge that they cannot efficiently store braking energy. Graphene supercapacitors store almost as much but charge in just 16 seconds.
Date: 11/18/2013
Type: News
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
Although they are 10 years away from commercial scale use, the lithium-air batteries that GM is developing could provide yield output per charge that matches or exceeds that of a traditional petroleum-fueled cars--more than 10 times that of current lithium-ion cells.
Date: 06/23/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Transportation
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
Utility Xcel Energy reports that a huge battery has worked effectively in smoothing out variable wind power, signaling how pockets of energy storage can help create a cleaner grid.
Date: 08/04/2010
Type: Article, News
Flow batteries could present a low cost storage option for grid electricity, reducing the issue of the intermittency of renewables.
Date: 02/16/2010
Type: Blog

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