Johnson Controls to unveil Micro Hybrid battery demonstration module at North American International Auto Show
Johnson Controls, Inc., the world's leading supplier of automotive batteries, will introduce its 48 volt Micro Hybrid battery demonstration module as part of its full spectrum of advanced energy storage solutions for automobiles. Power Solutions President Alex Molinaroli will unveil the company's next generation technology Jan. 14 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Analysis: Boeing problems put spotlight on battery technology
An electrical fire on Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner is drawing renewed scrutiny for lithium-ion batteries, an increasingly important component in planes and hybrid cars.
World-Record Battery Performance Achieved With Egg-Like Nanostructures
SLAC and Stanford scientists have set a world record for energy storage, using a clever “yolk-shell” design to store five times more energy in the sulfur cathode of a rechargeable lithium-ion battery than is possible with today’s commercial technology. The cathode also maintained a high level of performance after 1,000 charge/discharge cycles, paving the way for new generations of lighter, longer-lasting batteries for use in portable electronics and electric vehicles.
Lilliputian debuts Nectar Mobile Power, promises two weeks of battery life per cell
Lilliputian's not exactly known for consumer devices, in that the company's created approximately none before today. But tonight at a pre-CES 2013 event, Lilliputian debuted its first entry into the consumer market: the Nectar Mobile Power system. For $299.99, you'll snag the device itself, and any additional pods (with two weeks worth of power, claims Lilliputian) cost an extra $9.99. It'll arrive this summer exclusively at Brookstone retail outlets and Brookstone.com.
Report: Worldwide Electric Vehicle Market 'Expanding Steadily'
Annual worldwide sales of electric vehicles (EVs) will reach 3.8 million by 2020, according to a new report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant's Energy Practice.
Axion Power Notes Certifications For Energy Storage Hub
Axion Power International Inc., the developer of lead-carbon PbC batteries and energy storage systems, says that its Residential Energy Storage Hub has achieved certification to UL 1741, IEEE 1547 and Canadian Standards Association safety standards. According to Axion, the certification will effectively allow the hub to be marketed and installed throughout North America.
A new battery that could revolutionize wearables
A young battery startup called Imprint Energy has designed a new type of battery that uses zinc and can be screen printed. It’s innovation could enable entirely new types of wearable electronics.
Scientific method: The search for a better battery
There's a fair chance you're seeing this on one of your devices that runs on batteries. Not to sneer at your preferences in phones, tablets, laptops...whatever, but your battery sucks. It cost too much, doesn't hold enough power, runs down too quickly. Also, it's bad for the earth, loaded with toxins.
ERCOT Breaks Another Wind Energy Record
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) says it achieved a new wind power integration record of 8.638 GW on Dec. 25 at 3:11 p.m.
Why a Rechargeable Zinc Battery Is Such a Big Deal
Picture a Nike FuelBand that’s just a small ring on your index finger, or a cell phone that’s as slim and pliable as a credit card. Such thin, tiny or just downright unusual shapes could be created if there were batteries slim, flexible and also powerful enough to run the gadgets. The batteries, it turns out, are the main barrier to modern electronics design.
Self-charging battery named one of 2012's top innovations
A breakthrough battery that charges itself has been named one of the top innovations of 2012 by Physics World magazine.
Report: Solar Storage 2013
This report provides a detailed analysis and forecast of the markets for energy storage for the solar industry with coverage of both the photovoltaics (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) sectors. Opportunities are identified for the full range of storage options including batteries, supercapacitors and mechanical systems.
Stationary fuel cell sector growing and restructuring
It’s a mixed bag of results for the stationary fuel cell industry, according to Environmental Expert. On the one hand, their are a number of players leaving the field, with only a few new entrants – in other words the sector is going through a period of rationalisation.
Obama Push on Advanced Manufacturing Stirs Economic Debate
Before a packed arena at the national convention of the Democratic Party in September, Barack Obama outlined a vision for America’s economic recovery with manufacturing as its engine.
Ford: Our EVs Play Well with Smart Appliances
Ford has orchestrated a demonstration at the Consumer Electronics Show to show how plug-in vehicles and smart appliances can save money by charging during sleeping hours.
Johnson Controls: New 'micro hybrid' two-battery system will boost mileage
Johnson Controls Inc. is introducing a battery system that combines lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries inside a car to boost gas mileage and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Printable, flexible, rechargeable, non-toxic zinc batteries could challenge lithium
The familiar button battery is the workhorse of small electronics. While it is likely to continue to power our existing watches and calculators for a little while, it has become the limiting factor for many key design points of these devices. Like a shipping container in a world of instant messaging, it has no future. One company, Imprint Energy, has assembled the total assault package which might sound the death knell — a rechargeable, flexible, customizable, and printable battery that is cheaper, safer and more powerful.
Nissan slashing price on Leaf battery car
Nissan will drop the price on a new version of its Leaf battery-electric vehicle by 18 percent, or about $6,000, the maker announced during a North American International Auto Show news conference.
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