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Cheaper Ultracapacitors for Electric Vehicles

May 11th, 2011 | by Nicholas Brown

Nanotune created supercapacitors which are comparable to lead acid batteries and they are even economically competitive with them due to their longer lifespan. As with any new technology, we will just have to wait and see where things go from here and hope that this technology becomes cheaper


Machine Invents New Li-ion Battery

April 6th, 2011 | by Nicholas Brown

Wildcat Discovery Technologies, which is a startup company from San Diego, California, recently discovered a new, higher-capacity lithium-ion battery chemistry using a method known as high throughput screening. This could boost storage capacity of lithium-ion batteries (used in electric cars and portable electronic devices) by over 25% and extend the driving range of electric vehicles or make the vehicles cheaper


When Cars Eat Each Other: Old EV Batteries Will Power Ford Factory

March 12th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant is about to become the scene of a major experiment in car cannibalization. A new 500-kilowatt solar installation has just gone online, and the project includes a 50-kilowatt-hour facility demonstrating the potential for used electric vehicle batteries in energy storage.


Solar Warranty

November 3rd, 2010 | by Zachary Shahan

This guest post comes to us from Reginald A. Norris of MyEnergySolution. When considering a residential solar power system, homeowners have [&hellip


Manufacturing Green Technology

October 5th, 2010 | by Zachary Shahan

This is a special guest post by Daniel Fielding, an editor at Everything Left who also does freelance design and [&hellip


Bye Bye Batteries?

February 17th, 2010 | by Chris Milton

Clever boffins over at Imperial College, London, have announced their intention to kill off the battery once and for all. [&hellip



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