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New York to Have First Flywheel-Based Energy Storage System

Thursday, August 12, 2010 0:24 No Comments

Beacon Power Corporation recently start construction of the world’s first 20MW flywheel energy storage plant in Stephentown, New York after it received a $43 million loan guarantee from U.S. Department of Energy. According to the company, their flywheel electricity storage systems will provide efficient, frequency regulation services to help maintain and improve stability of the [...]

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Panasonic Plans Lithium-Ion Storage Cell for Home Use

Friday, December 25, 2009 7:52 No Comments

Panasonic Corp. in collaboration with Sanyo Electric Co., plans to develop a lithium-ion storage cell for home use until 2011. “We’ll be the first to bring to the market a storage battery for home use, which can store sufficient electricity for about one week of use,” said Fumio Otsubo, president of Panasonic, in a recent [...]

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Sun Powered Charger Guides Your Way Through the Night

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 9:56 No Comments

As the market is flooded with different kinds of charging devices that run on solar energy, companies must do something different in order to gain the sales over their competitors. Cleannergy has been working to develop a solar charger that not only powers a laptop of different electronic gadgets but is also a solar-powered lamp [...]

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Improved Redox Flow Batteries Can be Recharged in Few Minutes

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 11:16 No Comments

Scientists from Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology have improved the performance of redox flow batteries, presenting a huge advantage for electric vehicles. What is amazing at the redox batteries is that these can be recharged in minutes.

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Scientists to Develop High-Performance Batteries Made from Algae

Sunday, September 13, 2009 5:38 1 Comment

Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden have developed a lightweight, flexible battery from a nuisance algae that blooms globally. The researchers had originally studying Cladophora algae’s potential as a thickening agent for pharmaceutical uses, but they accidentally discovered that the unique nanostructure made it ideal for energy storage.

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A New Battery Capable to Store 1MW of Power

Friday, September 4, 2009 6:52 No Comments

In this year the last news in the batteries field is that Ceramatec has developed a new battery that can store up to 20KWh of green energy. But now Switzerland-based private equity fund Micro Finance Investment AG announcing a new record in this field. They claim that have developed a new lithium polymer cell capable [...]

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Batteries Used in Electric Cars to Get Safe with the Addition of Special Molecules in Electrolyte

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 8:42 No Comments

The molecule, developed by researchers Zonghai Chen and Khalil Amine at Argonne National Laboratory, is being tested as an additive in the electrolyte of lithium batteries to keep cell voltage from going too high.

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High-Density Flexible Battery to Revolutionize Renewable Energy Systems

Friday, July 3, 2009 0:38 No Comments

The company Infinite Power Solutions(IPS) has developed a new range of high-density flexible batteries that could revolutionize renewable energy systems. The manufacturer says these tiny, rechargeable, thin-film batteries combine the energy density of traditional batteries with the high discharge current of supercapacitors. With some models measuring just 0.5in. square (12.7mm) and less than .01in. thick [...]

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New Nickel-Hydrogen Battery Could Recharge in 10 Seconds

Friday, June 12, 2009 0:24 No Comments

A Japanese research team at Nippon’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in association with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, have developed new nickel-hydrogen battery that that recharges in less than 10 seconds.

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Rechargeable Lithium-Air Battery Offer 10X Storage Capacity

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 2:29 1 Comment

UK researchers at the University of St. Andrews are developing a rechargeable lithium-air battery that could offer 10X storage capacity compared to that of currently available lithium-ion cells. Lithium-air batteries use a catalytic air cathode in combination with a lithium anode and an electrolyte. Oxygen from the air is the active material for the cathode [...]

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