Silicon-based lithium-ion batteries could be a boon for everything from smartphones to EVs, and Stanford researches say pomegranates have inspired a design breakthrough.
Hitachi says it will begin demonstration tests in the North American market of a 1-megawatt lithium-ion container-style energy storage system.
Portland General Electric says the Salem Smart Power Center will allow the company to figure out how to efficiently take advantage of more renewable energy.
Imagine juicing up a credit-card-thin phone in less than a second–it could be possible thanks to research from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Can a lithium-ion battery combined with a home solar power system ease peak load demand? The power utility in Sacramento is testing the proposition.
Struggling A123, savaged by Republicans as an Obama-backed failure, uncorks Nanophosphate EXT, lithium-ion technology that excels at extreme temperatures.
Toyota and BMW have signed an agreement to work together researching lithium-ion batteries, BMW will also supply 1.6 and 2.0 liter diesel engines to Toyota.
A new nanoparticle electrode for batteries could lead to economically viable power storage for utility-scale solar and wind plants, Stanford researchers say.
Researchers at Northwestern University say they’ve come up with lithium-ion batteries that can hold their charge 10 times as long as current batteries.
Molecular Solar says its voltage breakthrough for organic photovoltaic cells could pave the way for new commercial uses in a wide range of consumer electronics.