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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
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the big theme was the "Internet of things" -- the idea that everything in the human environment could be equipped with sensors and processors that can exchange data.
Date: 02/23/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
Researchers at MIT have developed a battery that could bring us reliable and cheap large scale energy storage.
Date: 08/22/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
Axiom Exergy has created the Refrigeration Battery, which enables facilities to store cooling for later use, thereby transforming their refrigeration systems into large-scale, cloud-connected, smart energy-storage resources.
Date: 04/27/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
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
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
Discovery by a UCSD professor and graduate student may lead to smaller batteries with more power and run time.
Date: 11/22/2009
Type: News
Kodiak Island in southern Alaska is powered 99.7 percent by hydro and wind.
Date: 05/26/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
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
Researchers at Boston College use nanotechnology to develope a new anode material which could improve lithium-ion batteries.
Date: 02/18/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage

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