Energy Storage

Dr. Nocera’s Invention May be the Future of Alternative Energy. But it’s Not a Leaf!

A lab at MIT, led by Dr. Daniel Nocera, have invented a new and novel form of storing energy that may prove to be an important milestone in the development of alternative energy. In fact, the obvious utility of the process has engendered a bit of excitement, but this excitement has also generated some misconceptions about the process that I would like to clear up, now that I have a more complete understanding of how it works.

Machine Invents New Li-ion Battery

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.

Solar Warranty

This guest post comes to us from Reginald A. Norris of MyEnergySolution. When considering a residential solar power system, homeowners have numerous concerns before they commit to an installation. First and foremost, they are concerned about cost, then they want to know what the structural impact will be on their home … [continued]

Manufacturing Green Technology

This is a special guest post by Daniel Fielding, an editor at Everything Left who also does freelance design and writing in the green technology blogosphere. By Daniel E. Fielding A common phrase uttered all-too-often these days is, “In today’s economy.” Our nation’s leaders and industry leaders cringe every time … [continued]