A new polymer incorporated into Li-ion batteries could dramatically improve their performance.
It would be green, too!
It’s still early days, but this is a promising technology.
A new step forward in our transition towards renewable energy.
Come on Mars, why you gotta be like this?
This will make electric car drivers in Siberia very happy.
You could say these researchers took a faster road.
Someone send Samsung the memo.
The battery could power critical electronics like diagnostic sensors in developing countries.
Power in the palm of your hand.
These electronics just won’t die.
The best of both worlds
This disposable battery runs on bacteria and folds like an origami ninja star. Sold!
Researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found a way to reliably produce batteries that are very cheap, but can store a lot of energy.
A study into a strain of red bread mold could revolutionize our rechargeable battery technology. The paper’s findings could be the first step towards producing sustainable electrochemical materials.
Researchers at Purdue University in the US have developed a new tool for Android users that could increase your battery life by 16%.
In March, we were telling you about Tesla Motors’ new development, a new battery that could take your home off the grid and eliminate one of the major problems associated with renewable energy – storing it. Now, Tesla is already rolling out the new generation with some remarkable feature. The coolest one? Liquid cooling!
In a recent paper published in Nature, researchers at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology report how they nearly doubled the charge carrying capability of a lithium-ion battery by coating the silicon anodes with graphene. Paired with recent advances in graphene deposition and manufacturing, this sort of tech of could very well end up powering your notebook or phone a couple years from now.
Daimler, the giant auto maker from Germany, is releasing its own version of a large-storage battery on the heel’s of Tesla’s heralded Powerwall. Branded under Mercedes-Benz, the battery pack is destined for both automobiles and home use. So far, a 2.5 kWh each version has been made public, with Deimler claiming it can be packaged in up to eight modules bringing the total capacity to 20kWh worth of energy – more than enough to power a typical home or even a small business.