solid-state batteries

Yoshino B4000 SST portable power station, photo by Derek Markham, CleanTechnica

Yoshino B4000 Solid-State Portable Power Station — CleanTechnica Tested

Yoshino Technology looks to be the first to the consumer market with portable power stations using solid-state lithium battery technology, which promises increased safety and a higher energy density when compared with standard lithium-ion batteries. The company offers these solid-state units in a range of capacities, from the smallest at … [continued]

The image conceptualizes the processing, structure and mechanical behavior of glassy ion conductors for solid state lithium batteries. Credit: Adam Malin/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

Scientists Illuminate The Mechanics of Solid-State Batteries

As current courses through a battery, its materials erode over time. Mechanical influences such as stress and strain affect this trajectory, although their impacts on battery efficacy and longevity are not fully understood. A team led by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory developed a framework … [continued]

Example of a packaged system or “skid mounted” central heat pump water heater. Image courtesy of Blue Fern Productions and Bonneville Power Administration.

Sulfur Selenium Solid-State Battery From NASA Breaks Energy Storage Boundaries

Most of us have little idea what NASA — the National Aeronautics and Space Administration — has been doing since the Apollo moon missions ended. We know it is responsible for Tang and space blankets, but what has it done for us lately? It turns out, the “aeronautics” part of … [continued]