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- A Breakthrough In Energy Storage: Graphene Micro Supercapacitors
Dec 3, 2013 - Nicole Miller - cleantechnica.com
Imagine plugging in your smartphone for thirty seconds and then continuing
the rest of your day with a fully charged phone. Then imagine plugging in
your electric vehicle for less time than it takes to fill up a standard gas
tank before running a day’s worth of errands on that one charge. Today, researchers
at UCLA may have used some everyday, easily available technology and graphene — a
strong, flexible and highly conductible carbon product — to make this dream
of energy storage a reality.
- Better Lithium Ion Battery Aims to Re-Energize Electric Cars
June 12, 2012 - scientificamerican.com
A new battery from A123 Systems offers greater flexibility, more power and, potentially, lower overall costs.
- Offshore renewable energy storage
June 4, 2011 - renewableenergyfocus.com
Canadian Thin Red Line Aerospace has developed the Energy Bag, which will see a prototype anchored to the seabed off the coast of Scotland this summer as part of a renewable energy research project led by Professor Seamus Garvey of the University of Nottingham, UK. The project is being supported by E.ON.
- Falklanders to reap wind energy -- with their car batteries
May 14, 2011 - energycentral.com
The Falkland Islands could become the world's first territory to be mainly powered by a revolutionary combination of wind power and electric car batteries.
Battery Capacity Could Double
Oct 20, 2010 - Kevin Bullis - renewableenergyfocus.com
GM has tipped its hand about the type of battery materials it aims to use in
the next generation of the Chevrolet Volt and other battery-powered cars. It
has licensed battery-electrode materials developed at Argonne National Laboratory,
a U.S. Department of Energy Lab. These materials, called mixed-metal oxides,
could improve the safety and durability of car batteries and help double their
energy-storage capacity, potentially leading to substantial costs savings by
allowing GM to use a smaller battery pack.
- International team develops ultrahigh-power energy storage devices
Oct 20, 2010 - renewableenergyfocus.com
The researchers from the U.S. and France report the development of a micro-supercapacitor
with "remarkable" properties.
Storage Medley: Hydrogen, CAES, Li-ion, NaS, NiCad…
May 25, 2010 - Eric Wesoff - greentechmedia.com
Renewable portfolio standards might be unachievable without energy storage
technology. Here’s a medley of storage topics and links.
- Nanocomposite said to boost lithium batteries by 5x
May 25, 2010 - R. Colin Johnson - EEtimes.com
Nanocomposites aim to boost the capacity of lithium ion batteries by five-times
- Nanotech fuels high-density power source
May 25, 2010 - R. Colin Johnson - EEtimes.com
Fuel-coated carbon nanotubes act as 'fuses' in MIT's thermowave experiment
NYISO Considers Energy Storage
Mar 31, 2010 - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The organization released a white paper that examines the role of energy storage renewable power and system reliability.
Energy Storage's Quiet Revolution
Mar 19, 2010 - Jennifer Kho - renewableenergyworld.com
When A123Systems saw its shares jump more than 50 percent in a successful Nasdaq debut back in September, some industry insiders expected it would be the first of a bevy of big energy-storage headlines.
- Beacon Power Connects Flywheel Energy Storage System to California Wind Farm
Mar 12, 2010 - Business Wire - Intelligentutility.com
Beacon Power Corporation (Nasdaq: BCON), a leading provider of advanced products and services to support a more stable, reliable and efficient electricity grid, today announced that it has shipped, installed and successfully connected a Smart Energy 25 (Gen 4) flywheel energy storage system at a wind farm in Tehachapi, California.
The Lithium Chase
Mar 9, 2010 - Clifford Krauss - New York Times
For many years, few metals drew bigger yawns from mining executives than lithium, a lightweight element long associated mostly with mood-stabilizing drugs.
- Is Energy Storage a Product or Service?
Mar 8, 2010 - Michael Kanellos - greentechmedia.com
Why sell utilities the cow when they can get the electricity for a fee?
- Utility energy storage no longer just giant batteries
Mar 1, 2010
If you need more evidence that energy storage is much more than lithium ion batteries, take a look at the latest smart-grid utility storage projects.
EnerDel to Invest $237 Million in Indiana Battery Plant
Jan 25, 2010 - Clean Edge News
Lithium-ion battery manufacturer EnerDel recently announced it will invest $237 million in a new manufacturing plant near its Indianapolis headquarters in order to meet anticipated demand for advanced battery systems used in both automotive and stationary smart grid applications. Backed by a mix of private funds and public incentives, the new facilities will reportedly more than double EnerDel's U.S. production capacity and is expected to create 1,400 new jobs.
- Duke Energy to Harness Wind Power With 20 MW Energy Storage Project
Nov 30, 2009 - Clean Edge News
Duke Energy recently said it intends to match a $22 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to design, build and install large-scale batteries to store wind energy at one of its wind farms in Texas.
to store air underground to generate power
Nov 23, 2009 -The Associated
Press - Energy Central
An Ohio electric company has bought the rights to
an abandoned limestone mine so it can pump the cavern full of compressed air and
let it out to generate power during peak-use times.
Flywheels Help Balance Electricity Supply and Demand?
Nov 19, 2009
- Michael Burnham - Scientific American
Beacon Power Corp. broke ground
today on a 20-megawatt, energy-storage facility in southeastern New York.
Place will spend $1.1b on Israeli electric car project"
Nov 4, 2009
- McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Dubi Ben-Gedalyahu Globes,
Tel Aviv, Israel
Better Place will have to invest $1.1 billion
over the next six years to buy the batteries and build the battery replacement
centers and recharging points for its electric car venture in Israel alone, according
to a report by Deutsche Bank on electric cars.
helps put flywheel battery plan in motion
Oct 15, 2009 - The Assoiated
A plan to build an array of 200 flywheel batteries to store spare
power from New York's electrical grid and transmit it back when needed has been
approved by state regulators.
Introduces Next Generation Flywheel With 25% More Energy Storage
1, 2009 - Business Wire
Pentadyne Power Corporation (www.pentadyne.com),
a world leader in flywheel clean energy storage systems, introduced the next generation
in flywheel technology for uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. The new
flywheel, branded GTX, delivers 25% more energy storage than previous models.
The 25% increase in energy storage allows UPS customers to reduce the number of
flywheels and the cost needed to bridge the gap between utility power losses and
transition to a back-up generator system.
an electric car dies, what will happen to the battery?
Sept 14, 2009
- Phil Taylor - Scientific American
In the race to put 1 million plug-in
hybrid electric vehicles on U.S. roads by 2015, another challenge awaits on the
other side of the finish line: recycling all of those batteries.
wants to deploy largest grid battery ever
Aug 27, 2009 - Poornima
Gupta - Reuters
SAN FRANCISCO - Southern California Edison said on Wednesday
it is seeking a U.S. grant to store wind power in the largest-ever grid storage
battery, to be built by A123 Systems.
salt caverns handy for energy storage
Aug 22, 2009 - The
A Utah company plans to use wind or solar power
to pump hollowed-out salt caverns full of compressed air. Then, as daily demand
for electricity peaks, the company would release the underground air to spin power-generating
Act Announcement: President Obama Announces $2.4 Billion in Grants to Accelerate
the Manufacturing and Deployment of the Next Generation of U.S. Batteries and
Aug 5, 2009 - EERE
the manufacturing and deployment of electric vehicles, batteries, and components
here in America, and creating tens of thousands of new jobs, President Obama today
announced 48 new advanced battery and electric drive projects that will receive
$2.4 billion in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. These
projects, selected through a highly competitive process by the Department of Energy,
will accelerate the development of U.S. manufacturing capacity for batteries and
electric drive components as well as the deployment of electric drive vehicles,
helping to establish American leadership in creating the next generation of advanced
Jun 26, 2009 - Katherine Bourzac - Technology
A company based in Berkeley, CA, is developing lightweight, high-energy
batteries that can use the surrounding air as a cathode. PolyPlus is partnering
with a manufacturing firm to develop single-use lithium metal-air batteries for
the government, and it expects these batteries to be on the market within a few
years. The company also has rechargeable lithium metal-air batteries in the early
stages of development that could eventually power electric vehicles that can go
for longer in between charges.
storage technology: A way forward to a clean renewable future
16, 2009 - Hunton & Williams LLP
Energy Secretary Chu is the latest
of a series of energy leaders to regard energy storage technology as a key element
in deploying renewable energy more widely. As for renewable energy itself, President
Obama is a leader among those who support more renewable energy development as
being necessary to engender long-term economic growth, break America’s dependence
on foreign oil and combat global warming. In a key early speech outlining his
plans for the national economy, President Obama called for a doubling of the production
of alternative energy over the next three years. Without greater deployment of
energy storage technology, however, these aspirations are likely to remain unmet.
battery company launches plug-in hybrid car
Dec 15, 2008 - By Elaine
Kurtenbach - The Associated Press
SHANGHAI, China - Battery maker turned
car company BYD Co. has launched China's first homegrown hybrid vehicle for the
retail market, seeking an edge over its crisis-stricken international rivals.
says its battery will change future of cars
Mar 7, 2008 - McClatchy-Tribune
Regional News - Justin Hyde Detroit Free Press
In a brick hall by the
Charles River, where blacksmiths made cannons for the Union Army, a new breed
of metalworker forges what may be the best weapon automakers will have for surviving
the 21st Century.
Energy Launches Groundbreaking Wind-to-Battery Project
Feb 28, 2008
- Business Wire
Xcel Energy soon will begin testing a cutting-edge technology
to store wind energy in batteries. It will be the first use of the technology
in the United States for direct wind energy storage.
Plug-in hybrids could reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Jul 19, 2007
- Ken Thomas - Associated Press
If motorists used rechargeable "plug-in"
hybrid-electric vehicles in large numbers, the U.S. could see a significant drop
in greenhouse gas emissions by the middle of the century, says a study released
and Southern California Edison Partner on PHEV Research
Jul 13, 2007
- Clean Edge News
Ford and Southern California Edison are combining
resources to explore ways to make plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles more accessible
to consumers, reduce petroleum-related emissions and improve the cost-effectiveness
of the nation's electricity grid.
battery packs powerful punch
Jul 5, 2007 - Paul Davidson -USA TODAY
Batteries have long been vital to laptops and cellphones. They are increasingly
supplying electricity to an unlikely recipient: the power grid itself. Until recently,
large amounts of electricity could not be efficiently stored. Thus, when you turn
on the living-room light, power is instantly drawn from a generator. A new type
of a room-size battery, however, may be poised to store energy for the nation's
vast electric grid almost as easily as a reservoir stockpiles water, transforming
the way power is delivered to homes and businesses.
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