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Energy Storage

Browse the latest developments, applications, and technical briefs covering all types of energy storage systems, renewable energy storage methods, and energy accumulators.

INSIDER: Communications

A group of scientists in Nagoya University, Japan, have developed a possible solution to one of the biggest problems of the Internet of Energy, energy efficiency. They did so by...

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The discovery could enable lightweight, low-cost, long-lasting energy storage for electric vehicles, houses, and more.
Articles: Energy
Betterfrost’s solution defrosts and defogs electric vehicles’ windshields with 20 times less power than current technology and extends the range of an EV by 38 km on an average commute in winter.
Articles: Energy
When solar panels are placed horizontally, they harvest 15-20 percent less energy from the sun, and hence consumers end up paying a higher price for the harvested energy.
Briefs: Power
In tests, the proof-of-concept batteries retained 87.5 percent and 115.9 percent of their energy capacity at -40 °C and 50 °C (-40 °F and 122 °F), respectively.
Briefs: Materials
The soft and stretchable device converts movement into electricity and can work in wet environments.
Issue Archive: Lighting Technology
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Articles: Internet of Things
Wireless sensors are critical for the IIoT, but they need long-term, reliable battery power.
Briefs: Energy
The biofilm has the potential to revolutionize the world of wearable electronics, powering everything from personal medical sensors to personal electronics.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A group of scientists led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory has created a new method for improving the resolution of hard X-ray nanotomography.
INSIDER: Power

Researchers at Columbia University, supported in part by a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation, conducted a study that modeled the seasonal variability of solar and...

Q&A: Power
MIT researchers have developed a new kind of battery, made entirely from abundant, inexpensive materials.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

The production and supply of lithium-ion batteries for the global EV and stationary energy storage systems (ESS) markets is growing at an exponential rate. At the same...

Articles: Materials

The element niobium (Nb), a transition metal, stands ready to improve the performance of one of the lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery’s confusing array of possible electrode chemistries — the LTO...

Products: Power
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Briefs: Materials
Energy Storage Materials Make Batteries More Efficient and Heat-Resistant
In redox flow batteries, the energy-storing components are dissolved in a solvent and can be stored at a decentralized location.
Briefs: Design
When it discharges, the carbon dioxide can be released in a controlled way and collected to be reused or disposed of responsibly.
Briefs: Energy
Lithium-ion batteries are currently the preferred technology for powering electric vehicles, but they’re too expensive for long-duration grid-scale energy storage systems.
Briefs: Design
In batteries, electrolyte is the circulating “blood” that keeps the energy flowing. The electrolyte forms by dissolving salts in solvents, resulting in charged ions that flow between the positive and negative electrodes.
Briefs: Power
In tests, the proof-of-concept batteries retained 87.5 percent and 115.9 percent of their energy capacity at -40 °C and 50 °C (-40 °F and 122 °F), respectively.
Briefs: Energy
Have we found a better alternative to lithium-ion batteries?
Briefs: Energy
The material remains effective as an energy harvester or sensor at temperatures to well above 572°F.
Briefs: Power
The device uses a thermoelectric module to generate voltage and current from the temperature gradient between the cell and the air.
Briefs: Energy
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is leading the development of new lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery designs specific to the stationary storage requirements.
Briefs: Materials
Hydrogen has emerged as an important carrier to store energy generated by renewable resources, as a substitute for fossil fuels used for transportation, in the production of ammonia, and for other industrial applications.
Articles: Aerospace

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that innovation.

INSIDER: Energy

In a new study, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have turned to machine learning to predict the lifetimes of a wide range of different...

Products: Energy
Battery Management Solution

InnovationLab (Heidelberg, Germany) has launched BaMoS, its battery monitoring solution for automotive applications. BaMoS uses ultra-thin printed pressure and temperature sensors to capture...

Briefs: Materials

Researchers from the University of Waterloo, Canada, who are members of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), headquartered at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)...

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