The longstanding knock on solar energy, and it’s a significant one, is that it can’t be stored and essentially needs to be instantly used or lost forever. According to M.I.T., that may be about to change.
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What to do when the wind dies and the sun goes down has always been the major obstacle standing in front of the widespread use of solar and wind energy. Batteries designed to store these renewable energies are continually evolving however, as evidenced by the Aide Solar battery for solar energy storage. Aide Solar unveiled [...]
As summer plans start becoming a reality, you may want to consider the large amount of battery-powered gadgets you’ll likely be taking with you. Digital camera batteries, iPod batteries, iPad batteries, laptop batteries, cell phone batteries, smartphone batteries…..and the list could go on. Keeping each of those charged could end up proving to be a [...]
Solar power has never looked this bad….If ‘going green’ is something that you’re truly serious about, here’s a great way to prove it. What a better way to demonstrate your commitment to living an eco-friendly life than by wearing it across your chest. With the Solar Vest from Chinavasion, you can do exactly that.
Energy storage technologies have the potential to increase the reliability and transmission of California’s energy supply. Building a portfolio of energy storage options balances the development of newer, distributed storage technologies, such as batteries. The purpose of this project is to demonstrate a sodium sulfur battery energy storage system. -California Energy Commission- The California Energy [...]
With the cleantech revolution firmly underway, we’re seeing a significant shift in strategy by many of the major technology corporations throughout the world. By recently announcing a plan that includes a $1 billion investment into clean technologies by the year 2012, Panasonic is clearly throwing it’s hat in the ring with hopes of becoming a [...]
For years now, many have looked upon solar power as a sort of supplemental energy source to the power that comes from the U.S. electrical grid. However with the recent production of a battery said to be ‘revolutionary’, Ceramatec is looking to harness and store the sun’s rays in ways never before thought possible. With [...]
With the development and release of the ultra-popular Eneloop, as well as various other products aimed at making energy storage more environmentally friendly, the Japanese electronic company Sanyo has received a substantial amount of positive press coverage for it’s eco-conscious efforts. According to a recent post on Crunchgear, Sanyo is apparently taking ‘going green’ to a whole [...]
“Total’s support for research in the storage of solar energy has the potential to be a game-changer.” – Ernest Moniz, director of the MIT Energy Initiative and former undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Energy An agreement between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) and the french oil company Total has many hoping for a revolutionary [...]
As alternative energy sources are being sought out and utilized more than ever before, the need for new methods of storing the energy is growing larger by the day. With this in mind, the Malaysian company ETI Tech Corporation Bhd has introduced what they claim to be the first ever lithium-polymer based battery system for [...]