Archive for the ‘Batteries’ Category
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]