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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
In the latest round of energy funding, the Department of Energy funded some lesser known energy storage technologies like flywheel, compressed air, and distributed storage.
Date: 11/25/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
Ultracapacitors
Thanks to their electrostatic storage, recharging capacity and high efficiency, ultracapacitors are making energy storage systems more powerful across multiple industries.
Date: 10/27/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
Venture capital dollar spending seems to point to lithium-ion batteries coupled with ultracapacitors being the major technologies for energy storage applications.
Date: 09/29/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage
MIT spinoff FastCAP Systems has recived a $5.35 million grant for high-risk/high-reward inovative research into ultracapcitor technology.
Date: 10/30/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
Pumped hydro storage schematic
Though storage of renewable off-peak energy production is an important part of the nation's energy efficiency mix, pumped hydro storage is regulated by FERC and permitting can take decades.
Date: 04/18/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage
The Senate recently introduced a new version of the Storage Act that allocates $1.5 billion in tax credits for energy storage technologies.
Date: 08/18/2010
Type: Article
In this video, experts talk about the research and development behind lithium-air battery technology and why they feel it may represent the future of energy storage for electric vehicles.
Date: 07/08/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Batteries
New, high-energy batteries that can withstand harsh environments developed using nanotube-based supercapacitors at Rice University.
Date: 08/23/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Storage
Washington State University researchers used super-high pressures to create a compact, never-before-seen material capable of storing vast amounts of energy.
Date: 07/05/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries, Energy Storage

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