Batteries
Nickel-Zinc Battery System Technology
Posted in Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Green Design & Manufacturing, Recycling Technologies, Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency, Energy, Briefs, TSP, GDM on Thursday, 21 October 2010
Société de Conseil et de Prospective Scientifique (SCPS), located in Rosny-sous-Bois, France, developed a technology that allows the nickel-zinc battery system to work as close as possible to its theoretical performance, with a long cycle life.
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Silicon Strategy Shows Promise for Lithium-ion Batteries
Posted in Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Energy Storage, Energy, Transportation, News, GDM on Thursday, 14 October 2010
Scientists from Rice University and Lockheed Martin have discovered a way to use simple silicon to radically increase the capacity of lithium-ion batteries. The researchers are confident that cheap, plentiful silicon combined with ease of manufacture could help push their idea into the mainstream.
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Home's Electrical Wiring Acts as Antenna to Receive Low-Power Sensor Data
Posted in Building Technologies, Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency, Energy, News, GDM on Friday, 24 September 2010
Sensors developed by researchers at the University of Washington and the Georgia Institute of Technology use residential wiring to transmit information to and from almost anywhere in the home, allowing for wireless sensors that run for decades on a single watch battery.
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Microscopy Technique Reveals Lithium-Ion Battery Functionality
Posted in Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency, Energy, Transportation, News, GDM on Thursday, 23 September 2010
As industries and consumers seek improved battery power sources, a new microscopy technique developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers is providing a novel perspective on how lithium-ion batteries function.
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High Efficiency Power Manager
Posted in Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Energy Efficiency, Energy, Transportation, Products, GDM on Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA) introduces the LTC4098-3.6, an autonomous high efficiency power manager, ideal diode controller, and battery charger for 1-cell Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries used in portable devices.
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Hybrid Energy System
Posted in Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency, Energy, Products, GDM on Tuesday, 27 April 2010
The 5 kW Genverter diesel generator/inverter from WhisperPower (Drachten, The Netherlands) has lower noise levels, fewer emissions, and reduced energy consumption compared to currently available energy systems. The diesel generator only runs when a certain amount of energy is required.
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Paving the Way for Electromobility
Posted in Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Energy Efficiency, Energy, Transportation, News, GDM on Monday, 19 April 2010
Fraunhofer researchers are engineering wheel hub motors, which are integrated into a car's wheels, and could become the accepted drive concept for electric vehicles. The scientists are testing these and several other components on the "Frecc0," their demonstration vehicle.
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