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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…
A supporter of climate action holds up a sign at the Walk Against Warming in Melbourne, Australia in 2007. A great deal has changed in clean tech since then.

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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Panasonic, Energizer, P&G Promise to Ramp Up Battery Recycling

Panasonic, Duracell (Procter & Gamble), Energizer and Rayovac today have promised to accelerate the recycling of household batteries.
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Will A123 Systems’ New Battery Technology Save It From Becoming Another Solyndra?

A123 Systems' announcement on its new battery technology came just two weeks after the company warned that it may not be able to…
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Four Cutting-Edge Technologies that Could Change the Face of Cleantech

KurzwielAI.net is a very interesting blog maintained by Ray Kurzwiel, artificial intelligence expert and inventor of the electronic synthesizer. The blog highlights cutting-edge…

Hydrogen is Not The Miracle Fuel of the Future

BoingBoing.net is reporting today on a tabletop “hydrogen power station” that produces hydrogen from water using a standard power outlet and costs around…

2010: Following The Cleantech Money Trail

According to Eric Straser, a partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures and a pioneer in cleantech investing, “In 2009… cleantech…is now garnering nearly 20…

EV Charging Infrastructure: the New VHS vs. BetaMax?

While Tesla Motors and other EV manufacturers have had recent successes and grabbed quite a few headlines, they still face a major hurdle:…

Better Place Battery Swapping Moving On Up to Tokyo

Better Place, the ambitious electric vehicle infrastructure start-up, has won funding from the Japanese government to outfit electric powered taxis with “swappable” battery…

Obama Releases $2.4B for EVs, GM Is Big Winner

Today, The Wall Street Journal reports, General Motors was the biggest winner (of 48 winners) of the Obama administration’s electric vehicle (EV) “battery…

The Li-Ion Holy Grail

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professor Gerbrand Ceder and graduate student Byoungwoo Kang have published details of their battery breakthrough in Nature, and…