Tag: energy storage

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Cutting-Edge Energy Storage In Spotlight

Creating energy from renewable sources is just one part of the challenge. Storing the energy so it can used how and when it’s needed – that’s every bit as important. Which is what led the California Energy Commission to recently … Read More
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Energy Storage Breakthrough: Yep, At MIT

Do the folks at MIT set an alarm clock for 8 a.m. each morning to remind themselves to announce a cleantech breakthrough? OK, that’s an exaggeration, but clearly a lot of hefty brainpower in Cambridge, Mass., is devoted to figuring… Read More
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Solar Heat Storage Improves With New Compound

In Spain, a solar power plant using molten salt to store heat recently produced power for 24 uninterrupted hours. But could there be an even better way to hold onto energy captured from the sun? Scientists at MIT say there… Read More

Wind Power, Energy Storage Tested In Canada

It looks like Canada is ready to put energy storage technologies to the test. According to a recent announcement from the Wind Energy Institute of Canada (WEICan), construction of a 10 MW Wind R&D Park in North Cape, Prince Edward… Read More

New MIT Battery Will Rock EVs, Energy Storage

The brainy folks over at MIT, who’ve brought us all sorts of cool cleantech stuff, now have another one to add to the list: a self-proclaimed “significant advance in battery architecture” that “could be a breakthrough for electric vehicles and… Read More

New Biochar To Replace Activated Carbon?

We recently took a look at a new type of “spongy carbon” developed by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin which shows great promise in creating a supercapacitor with the ability to store much more energy than is… Read More
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Spongy Carbon An Energy Storage Breakthrough?

Scientific efforts to create new high performance, efficient energy storage technologies may be taking a pretty big leap forward, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering. The research team, led by Professor Rodney… Read More