Higher-energy, safer, longer-lasting zinc battery: Researchers revive old chemistry with new electrolyte
Apr 16, 2018
Again establishing the University of Maryland (UMD) as a leader in the development of groundbreaking battery technology, a team led by researchers at UMD's A. James Clark School of Engineering has created a water-based zinc ...
March madness: Renewables break the 100 mark in Portugal
Apr 16, 2018
Portugal is a formidable newsmaker this month in renewables. The average renewable generation for March exceeded 103% of consumption.
Sweden installs section of electrified road
Apr 13, 2018
A team making up the eRoadArlanda project has announced that they have electrified a section of road near Stockholm, which will be tested by a battery-powered test truck. The team is part of an initiative set up by the Swedish ...
Offshore wind farm: First of 11 turbines goes up in Scotland initiative
Apr 12, 2018
Scotland is making wind energy news with an offshore wind project carrying high ambitions. The spotlight is on the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), an offshore wind test and demo facility. It is Scotland's ...
New technology could wean the battery world off cobalt
Apr 11, 2018
Lithium-based batteries use more than 50 percent of all cobalt produced in the world. These batteries are in your cell phone, laptop and maybe even your car. About 50 percent of the world's cobalt comes from the Congo, where ...
Energy injustice? Cost, availability of energy-efficient lightbulbs vary with poverty levels
Apr 11, 2018
Energy-efficient lightbulbs are more expensive and less available in high-poverty urban areas than in more affluent locations, according to a new University of Michigan study conducted in Wayne County.
New sodium-ion electrolyte may find use in solid-state batteries
Apr 10, 2018
A newly discovered structure of a sodium-based material allows the materials to be used as an electrolyte in solid-state batteries, according to researchers from Penn State and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). ...
Perovskite technology is scalable, but questions remain about the best methods
Apr 09, 2018
As perovskite solar cells set efficiency records and the nascent technology becomes more stable, another major challenge remains: the issue of scalability, according to researchers at the Department of Energy's National Renewable ...
Research overcomes major technical obstacles in magnesium-metal batteries
Apr 03, 2018
Scientists at the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered a new approach for developing a rechargeable non-aqueous magnesium-metal battery.
Temperature heals lithium dendrites
Mar 30, 2018
Rechargeable lithium-ion, the dominant battery technology for portable electronics, is increasingly becoming the battery of choice for electric-vehicle and electric-grid energy-storage applications.