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- October 24, 2014

Evaluating Powerful Batteries for Modular Grid Energy Storage

Sandia National Laboratories has begun lab-based characterization of TransPower’s GridSaver, the largest grid energy storage system analyzed at Sandia’s Energy Storage Test Pad in Albuquerque,...

Pam Frost Gorder - October 07, 2014

All-in-One Solution: Solar that Stores Its Own Power

Is it a solar cell? Or a rechargeable battery? Actually, the patent-pending device invented at The Ohio State University is both: the world’s first solar battery.

David Chandler - August 18, 2014

Recycling Old Batteries into Solar Cells

This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries — a potential source of lead pollution — into new,...

- July 07, 2014

Researchers Developing Supercomputer to Tackle Grid Challenges

"Big data" is playing an increasingly big role in the renewable energy industry and the transformation of the nation's electrical grid, and no single entity provides a better tool for...

Bill Scanlon - June 24, 2014

New Research Bolsters Batteries with Nanotubes

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are turning to extremely tiny tubes and rods to boost power and durability in lithium-ion batteries,...

- June 13, 2014

Fuel Cell Storage for the Home

Fuel cells convert natural gas directly into electrical energy. They are many times more efficient than are combustion engines, such as the car engine. These require an intermediate...

David Chandler - June 09, 2014

Seeing How Lithium-ion Battery Storage Works

New observations by researchers at MIT have revealed the inner workings of a type of electrode widely used in lithium-ion batteries. The new findings explain the unexpectedly high power...

David Chandler - May 22, 2014

A New Way To Harness Waste Heat

Vast amounts of excess heat are generated by industrial processes and by electric power plants; researchers around the world have spent decades seeking ways to harness some of this...

David Stauth - April 14, 2014

Trees Go High-tech: Turning Cellulose into Energy Storage Devices

Based on a fundamental chemical discovery by scientists at Oregon State University, it appears that trees may soon play a major role in making high-tech energy storage devices.

- April 07, 2014

A Cold Short-cut to CO2 Energy Storage

All over the world, scientists are on the hunt for solutions that will allow CO2 to be captured from large power stations and industrial plants. Many of the methods in use today employ...

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