Xtreme Power and Xcel Energy Partner With SolarTAC on Utility-Scale “Solar-to-Battery” Distribution Project
Dynamic Power Resource™ to be installed at nation’s largest solar technology testing facility
DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Xtreme Power Inc., provider of Dynamic Power Resources™ (DPRs) for utility-scale energy storage, and Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL) today announced a partnership to install a 1 megawatt (MW) system to collect operational data on the integration of energy storage and solar energy systems at the Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC).
“Taking part in the SolarTAC project with Xcel Energy affords us an opportunity to work alongside one of the most progressive utilities in the industry”
SolarTAC is a private facility in Aurora, Colo. that serves as a solar More >
Posted Aug 19th 2010 7:57AM by Eric Loveday Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Green Daily DuPont has just introduced the world’s first nanofiber-based polymeric lithium-ion battery separator that could prove to be a remarkable innovation in the rechargeable automotive battery industry. DuPont claims that its Energain nanofiber separators can increase battery power by 15-30 percent while also lengthening battery life by up to 20 percent. In addition, DuPont’s nanofiber separator is said to improve battery stability at high temperatures, leading to safer operation.
DuPont believes that automakers will utilize the power-boosting Energain technology to extend the range of electric vehicles (EVs) and to provide hybrids with More >
Lithium-ion batteries with nanotube electrodes could go longer between charges.
MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010
A lithium-ion battery with a positive electrode made of carbon nanotubes delivers 10 times more power than a conventional battery and can store five times more energy than a conventional ultracapacitor. The nanotube battery technology, developed by researchers at MIT and licensed to an undisclosed battery company, could mean batteries that extend the range of electric vehicles and provide longer periods without recharging for electronic gadgets, including smartphones.Nano power: The pores between the nanotubes in this transmission- electron microscopy image can store lithium ions in a high-power battery. More >
May 14, 2010
Indianapolis-based lithium-ion battery manufacturer EnerDel and longtime partner ITOCHU, a giant Japanese industrial trading company, unveiled a Smart Grid integration project near Tokyo said to the be the first integration of EVs, stationary grid storage, renewable energy technologies and rapid recharging in a real-world setting. EnerDel’s advanced batteries are at the heart of the project which is intended to showcase the value batteries can have in stationary grid applications after their more demanding life cycle as EV batteries is over. A solid battery aftermarket would greatly reduce battery costs for both automotive and utility buyers. The project, with partners Mazda and Family Mart convenience stores, also More >
Apr 9, 2010 10:43 AM Electric Transmission Texas
Energy Storage Round-table
RenewableEnergyWorld.com’s Stephen Lacy talks about the energy storage landscape with A123 Systems, Ice Energy and IDC Energy Insights. They discuss technology, markets and the role storage will play.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars! Our panel discussion on Electrical Storage and Battery Technology, which is considered the holy grail for the clean energy economy, is two weeks from now on Thursday, February 18th. Find the details below.
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Join us for an exciting panel discussion featuring distinguished subject matter experts in the science, technology, and business of electrical energy storage and batteries. Please also take this opportunity to refer your business colleagues to the Austin Clean Energy Group on Meetup.com where they can More >
on January 5th, 2010
The first round of federal ARPA-E funding for future energy kick-started a stunning range of 37 different projects last year, from fuel-secreting bacteria to liquid batteries and a way to create solar energy by mimicking photosynthesis. Now the agency has launched a new round that narrows the target down to just three carefully defined areas.
RPA-E is the federal agency created by Congress in 2007 to propel the U.S. into a new energy future, whereupon the previous administration promptly allowed it to languish. That was then, this is now: breathing life into ARPA-E has been a top priority of the Obama administration. To introduce the new round More >
A British company is testing new chemistry that could boost the performance of batteries.
By Duncan Graham-Rowe
MONDAY, JANUARY 04, 2010
A British defense technology company, Qinetiq, is testing a new type of lithium-ion battery for hybrids and electric vehicles that could be substantially cheaper and more powerful than existing batteries.Packing power: The new battery pack, designed for a prototype hybrid diesel vehicle, is made with a novel lithium-ion chemistry that could boost the battery’s performance while bringing down the cost. Credit: Qinetiq
The battery is based on lithium-ion iron-sulfide chemistry, which has a number of advantages over the chemistry of existing batteries, says Gary More >
Second Annual Workshop on Electrochemistry University of Texas at Austin February 6-7, 2010 “Mechanistic Electrochemistry and Electroanalysis”
Online Registration is now available.
The 2010 CEC Electrochemistry Workshop “Mechanistic Electrochemistry and Electroanalysis” will be held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on the University of Texas campus at Austin, Texas.
The Center For Electrochemistry (CEC) will host their 2nd annual electrochemistry workshop entitled “Mechanistic Electrochemistry and Electroanalysis.” This exclusive workshop, featuring scientists and researchers from top universities and national labs, will discuss cutting edge electrochemical science addressing issues with respect to the mechanisms of electron transfer which enables design and application of electrochemical concepts. For More >