batteries

Next-Gen Lead Battery Recycling Plant Opens in Nevada

One startup, Aqua Metals, claims it has developed a lead-acid battery recycling process that could be a game changer and reduce this industry’s…

Searching For a Better Battery Future

The energy market is sharply focused on advancing lithium-ion battery technologies -- and for good reason. Dr. David Lee, CEO of BioSolar, Inc.,…

How California Blackouts Will Make Solar and Batteries A National Story

California again faces potential blackouts. Could the potential loss of power push the state's innovation in solar and energy storage to the fore?

Energizer Announces New Batteries With Recycled Content

Energizer just announced a new rechargeable battery, the Energizer Recharge battery, that contains 4 percent recycled content by total weight.

Demand For Lithium-Ion Batteries Surges in Spite of Cheap Oil

This week’s Economist ran a couple of articles reporting that demand for lithium-ion batteries is surging, with lithium itself being, “one of the…

Biodegradable Batteries … For Real?

Biodegradable batteries are all-natural, nontoxic, and compatible with smartphones, laptops, wearable electronics and medical devices. But when will they find commercial success?

3p Weekend: 7 Things You Need to Know About Tesla’s New Home Battery

Some headlines predicted that Tesla's new battery would "eliminate electricity bills," while others took it a step further saying it would "change the…

Elon Musk and the Battery of Silent Revolutions

It's a common beef with electric vehicles: The electricity used to charge them can come from some grimy sources. But Elon Musk is…

Tesla is Taking Its Batteries Off the Road — and Putting Them in Business

High-end electric vehicle company Tesla Motors is plunging into the high stakes commercial and residential energy storage market in California.

Calculating the True Cost of Energy Storage

The true cost of energy storage depends on the levelized cost of energy = Round-trip efficiency + maintenance costs + useful life of…

3p Weekend: 8 Clean Tech Trends to Watch in 2014

The clean tech market exploded in 2013, and experts expect this year to be even bigger. To make sure you don't miss a…

Smart Energy Storage Becomes the New Power Source

Fossil fuels have long held an advantage over renewables in that they provide a combined energy source and storage medium in one substance,…

Sol Chip Creates the Everlasting Solar Battery

Limitless power has long been a dream for mankind. But when it comes to technology, sometimes baby steps are needed before the giant…

Scientist Using Viruses to Improve Batteries, Solar Cells and Biofuels Wins Major Prize

MIT Materials Scientist Angela Belcher has been doing amazing things for a while now. Her work uniquely combines biotechnology and nanotechnology. She has…

The Pros and Cons of Energy Storage Systems

As we begin to move away from fossil fuels, it is important to recognize that those fuels provided two functions in one. They…