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World’s First Battery For Offshore Wind Completed At Floating Offshore Wind Farm

Posted on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 by

Norwegian energy company Equinor announced this week that it has completed the installation of the world’s first battery for an offshore wind farm at its 30 megawatt (MW) Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind farm, which is the world’s first floating wind farm. First approved by […]

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‘Workhorse’ lithium battery could be more powerful thanks to new design

Posted on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 by

Snehashis Choudhury, Ph.D. ’18, left, and Lynden Archer in Archer’s Kimball Hall office. Credit: Tom Fleischman Cornell University chemical engineering professor Lynden Archer believes there needs to be a battery technology “revolution—and thinks that his lab has fired one of the first shots. “What we have now [in lithium-ion battery technology] is actually at the […]

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World’s Largest Battery and Rapid-Charge Network Launches to Accelerate EV Adoption

Posted on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 by

London-based Pivot Power unveiled plans to build the world’s first national network of grid-scale batteries and rapid-charge stations across the UK to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) adoption and to usher in low-carbon transport. The ambitious £1.6 billion ($2.1 billion) initiative consists of 50-megawatt batteries constructed at 45 sites around the country and located near towns and major roads. The hubs will […]

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Tesla patent reveals secret behind its solar roof tile’s camouflage capacity

Posted on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 by

The idea behind Tesla’s solar roof tiles was driven by Elon Musk seeing a need for more differentiation in solar products, which he thought would be driven by aesthetics. Integrating solar cells into roofing material wasn’t in any way a new idea, but Tesla’s solar roof tiles innovated by making the solar cells undetectable from a street […]

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New paper batteries can be discarded with zero ecological impact

Posted on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 by

Where others might look at substances like urine, blood and sweat and cringe, Juan Pablo Esquivel sees untapped sources of energy. Not for powering large engines but rather to produce small amounts of electricity that could play a vital role in the burgeoning telemedicine market. Today Esquivel, a 35-year-old electronics engineer, is developing miniature paper-based fuel […]

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Electric Eels Inspire a New Type of Battery

Posted on Thursday, February 1st, 2018 by

Electric eels, which slither along the muddy bottoms of ponds and streams in the Amazon and Orinoco river basins of South America, can cause a shock powerful enough to knock a horse off its feet. Their power comes from cells called electrocytes that discharge when the eel is hunting or feels threatened. Now, researchers are […]

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This AA Battery Sucks Power Right Out of the Air

Posted on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 by

After covering CES for 10 years, nothing I’ve seen at the show has me as excited about the future as Ossia’s wireless charging technology. The company’s developed a way to deliver power to your gadgets the same way internet is delivered by wi-fi, and one of the first real-world applications of the tech is a […]

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Battery That Charges in One Minute Could Beat Tesla in the Race for Tomorrow’s Clean Car

Posted on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 by

  Henrik Fisker, a former chief designer for Aston Martin, claims that he will soon revolutionize the world of electric cars with a new, superior battery. After leaving the luxury car brand, Fisker started his own company and has filed patents on a new type of solid-state battery, which can be charged faster and has […]

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A new way to store thermal energy

Posted on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 by

In large parts of the developing world, people have abundant heat from the sun during the day, but most cooking takes place later in the evening when the sun is down, using fuel — such as wood, brush or dung — that is collected with significant time and effort. Now, a new chemical composite […]

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Tesla Finishes Building World’s Largest Battery Month and a Half Ahead of Schedule

Posted on Friday, November 24th, 2017 by

Elon Musk has won an audacious bet he made back in March to build a battery system for South Australia in “100 days from contract signature or it is free.” The 100-megawatt Powerpack system is the world’s largest, or three times bigger than Tesla and Edison’s battery at Mira Loma in Ontario, California. The Tesla CEO was responding to a challenge […]

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