Percentage-wise, 400,000 vehicles in the global fleet of cars is a small, small number. If 2011 estimates of a billion cars worldwide is accurate, 400,000 is basically a rounding error. Still, since those 400,000 are electric vehicles, it’s a number worth celebrating.
A biodegradable, implantable battery could help in the development of biomedical devices that monitor tissue or deliver treatments before being reabsorbed by the body after use.
Energy storage markets are heating up: news from Stem, Ambri, Green Charge, AES, Panasonic, LightSail and Sonnenbatterie.
AES Corp. (AES), the biggest operator of electricity-storage systems, is now seeking to sell batteries big enough to substitute for power plants.
ELON MUSK, the chief executive of Tesla Motors, has started a bidding war among four states in America’s south-west for the future home of a “gigafactory”.
Whether it’s behind the meter or at grid scale, storage is picking up steam.
A recently signed memorandum of understanding between Hawaii Electric Light Co., Hawaii County and the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority lays out one of the biggest difficulties in adding more renewable energy to a grid: energy storage.
A research team working out of the Materials and Surface Science Institute located at the University of Limerick, Ireland, believe they have found a way to double the capacity of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries.
Battery innovation might be the rage — and much needed — but it’s super hard for Silicon Valley and the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
SAN FRANCISCO — The next breakthrough smartphone, or maybe the one after that, might not have a traditional battery as its sole source of power. Instead, it could pull energy from the air or power itself through television, cellular or Wi-Fi signals.