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

Question of the Week: Energy
Will Our Buildings Store Energy Like Giant Batteries?

Our September issue of Battery Technology highlighted rechargeable cement-based batteries that can be utilized as functional concrete. The achievement from Chalmers University of Technology, according to the battery’s developers, lays the groundwork for entire buildings that could someday...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Molten sodium batteries have been used for many years to store energy from renewable sources, such as solar panels and wind turbines. However, commercially available molten sodium-sulfur...

INSIDER: Power

If we are to transition to a world powered by renewable energy, efficient long-distance transport of electricity is essential, since the supply — renewable...

Question of the Week: Energy
Will ‘Charging Rooms’ Catch On?

Our Question of the Week focuses on today’s lead story – the creation of an aluminum test area that wirelessly powered lamps, fans, and cell phones.

Blog: Electronics & Computers
Prof. Alanson Sample and his team want to turn entire buildings into wireless charging zones. Learn how their system delivers electricity over the air.
Briefs: Materials
The reaction converts 90% of plastic to jet fuel and other valuable hydrocarbon products within an hour at moderate temperatures.
Briefs: Energy
This work could help severely injured people, such as soldiers, regain the ability to control their movements.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
This fuel cell could power a variety of transportation modes such as unmanned underwater vehicles, drones, and eventually electric aircraft.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A folded plastic bladder could store and pump the fuel.
Products: Materials
Power distribution units, pressure sensors, connector straps, and more.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The soft robot harvests energy from a laser beam and can crawl on horizontal surfaces and climb vertical walls and an upside-down glass ceiling.
Facility Focus: RF & Microwave Electronics
Learn about the batteries, skin sensors, flexible antennas, and other cutting-edge research coming from Penn State Engineering.
Briefs: Wearables
The wearable antenna bends, stretches, and compresses without compromising function.
Briefs: Materials
The new battery is degradable, recyclable, non-toxic, and safer than lithium-ion batteries.
Articles: Automotive
A new generation of lithium-ion batteries is poised to improve electric vehicle range and affordability.
Briefs: Energy
The membrane prevents dendrite formation, at least doubling the lifetime of a lithium-metal battery.
Articles: Software
Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have identified the primary cause of failure in a state-of-the-art lithium-metal battery.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The Battery Show North America is a forum for advanced battery technology for electric and hybrid vehicles, utility and renewable energy support, portable electronics, medical technology, military, and telecommunications.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The battery can withstand thousands of charge and discharge cycles and years of storage before being composted.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
An entire 20-story concrete building could store energy like a giant battery.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The rechargeable batteries could be a safer and more environmentally friendly alternative to lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A connection between electricity and mechanical motion in soft, rubber-like materials could improve robot range.
Briefs: Energy
The tough circuits could withstand the grueling demands of energy production, space exploration, and more.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The Battery Identity Global Passport could be accessible as a scannable QR code or a computer chip.
Briefs: Automotive
This technology can be used for large production volumes such as fuel-cell-powered vehicles.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Chilled panels use less energy than conventional A/C and work in open spaces.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The battery is smaller than a traditional lithium-ion battery due to the elimination of dendrites.
Briefs: Energy
These organic solar cells can be useful where constant, low power generation is sufficient.
Briefs: Energy
By introducing defects to a common material, a highly efficient capacitor offers dramatically increased energy density.

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