There are two sides to Danny Kennedy. One is the Greenpeace operative, who has been arrested at least a dozen times on four continents, mostly for trying to stick it to the coal and oil companies. And then there’s Danny Kennedy the tech multimillionaire, who zooms around San Francisco in a little orange Fiat.
Two new members joined CalCharge, California’s energy storage initiative. They are Southern California Edison and the University of California, San Diego. Members get access to researchers and labs at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Some other prominent members are Toyota and Bosch, and CalCharge now has 27…Details
CalCharge is a public-private partnership working to accelerate the development, commercialization, and adoption of new energy storage technologies. We connect energy storage companies large and small with the resources they need to reach breakthroughs faster. CalCharge is wholly owned by the California Clean Energy Fund, an independent non-profit and influential pioneer in clean energy investment.…Details
A consortium aimed at growing energy storage is expanding, especially in Southern California.
UC San Diego is joining the push to develop better batteries because advancements in the emerging industry could change the way people live their lives.
A major automaker came to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently wanting to better understand battery degradation. After many months of intense collaborative research with a Berkeley Lab battery scientist, they gleaned some important insights into the conditions that may lead to battery failure, and even published a paper on their findings.
Private-public collaboration through CalCharge benefits companies as well as government researchers.
The push is on in the U.S. to put more electric cars on the road, and one of the world’s leading laboratories is helping to develop better batteries.
To realize its vision for a cleaner energy future, California needs to move beyond building more solar, wind and other renewable power sources, energy leaders say. The state needs to boost the market for systems able to store that green electricity.