Energy

Energy independence turns the gears of the visionary’s imagination, and grants us individual control of our modern lives. No meaningful alternative to the Crown’s system can be achieved without exploring decentralized energy production and storage.

Tesla Solar Roof Smooth And Textured To Go On Sale Today

Today is the day when two variants of Tesla's solar roof will launch.

Simple Survival Earthship Walk Through

Enjoy a short guided tour of a 1U Simple Survival Earthship with all off-grid systems. Construction drawings for this building and other Simple Survival designs are included in our app for $9.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/simpl...

New process for manufacturing PV cells means cheaper solar power

A major roadblock to the mass use of solar energy are photovoltaic (PV) solar cells.

Increasing the energy density of batteries...

Jeff Dahn is recognized as one of the pioneering developers of the Li-ion battery.

Pilot Commercial plants for Spray on Solar cells will start in 2018

A future when solar cells can be sprayed or printed onto the windows of skyscrapers or atop sports utility vehicles -- and at prices potentially far cheaper than today's silicon-based panels could begin in 2018.

LPP Fusion working on inpurities for Tungsten anode and in the summer will have...

Hardric Labs in Massachusetts has reported to LPPFusion that its work on machining the new beryllium cathode is nearing completion and they expect to ship the finished piece in early March, only a few weeks behind their initial schedule.

Angela Belcher: Using nature to grow batteries

Inspired by an abalone shell, Angela Belcher programs viruses to make elegant nanoscale structures that humans can use. Selecting for high-performing genes through directed evolution, she's produced viruses that can construct powerful new batteries,

Three layers of graphene reveals a new kind of magnet

However, in graphene -- one atom thick graphite -- the density of electrons is much smaller and can be changed by making a transistor. As a result of the low density of electrons the wave nature of electrons, as described by quantum mechanics, is eas

Moon as unprospected eighth continent that will produce trillionaires

Moon Express is one of only two teams in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition with a verified launch contract for its 2017 lunar mission. In October 2015, Moon Express announced that it had signed the worlds' first multi-mission launch contract with

LG Chem Launches Residential Energy Storage Systems In U.S.

If you make the cells themselves, why not make the energy storage system to go around them?

Graphene inherits superconductor qualities when close to superconductors

MIT physicists have found that a flake of graphene, when brought in close proximity with two superconducting materials, can inherit some of those materials' superconducting qualities. As graphene is sandwiched between superconductors, its electroni

TankTwo String Batteries

Franco Gonzales of IDTechEx interviews Bert Holtappels of TankTwo about their battery packs for electric cars at the IDTechEx Show! In Berlin. TankTwo's system is comprised of multiple individual intelligent cells made from same material as traditi

New Materials - More Energy from the Battery of the Future | Tomorrow Today

Hopes are riding on electric motors to power the cars of the future. Their Achilles heel is the batteries. They're too heavy, too short-lived and take too long to re-charge.Now

The future of rechargeable batteries

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are developing car and smartphone batteries that can hold 50 percent more energy.

Southern California Edison To Bring Online 50 MW Tesla Powerpack 2 Systems

California will shortly bring more Tesla energy storage systems online in Southern California Edison's (SCE's) service area.

A Look Inside A Tesla Battery Cell Shows Superiority Over Standard 18650 – Video

ARIES RC channel, that is promoting new technology (specifically new battery technology) in unmanned UAVs, released an interesting video on Tesla's lithium-ion battery (of which they sell on ebay).

A copper oxide solar cells on top of regular silicon solar cells ----

----cold boost energy conversion up to 40% from 25% today

New Materials Could Turn Water into the Fuel of the Future and puts chemical ...

from sunlight on the fast track to commercial viability ...Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have--in just two years--nearly doubled

Despite Other's Initial Efforts, Tesla's Gigafactory Is Years Ahead

IN THE GLOBAL ARMS RACE FOR BATTERIES, ELON MUSK IS KING AND TESLA GIGAFACTORY IS HIS CASTLE

DIY Powerwall Builders Are Using Recycled Laptop Batteries to Power Their Homes

In May of 2015, Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's Powerwall. The battery allows homeowners to store electricity, either from the grid or solar panels.

Ford to Create New Brand of Electric Cars in China, GM Sells $5,000 Electric Car

China accounts for forty percent of global electric cars sales. Ford wants to crack that market with Fully Electric Vehicles Sold Under a New Brand, made in China of course.

More durable and longer lasting lithium-ion batteries with nanosheet anodes

Singapore researchers have a new generalized method of producing anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. The anodes are made from metal oxide nanosheets, which are ultrathin, two-dimensional materials with excellent electrochemical and mechanical

China completing first small nuclear reactors in 2020-2021 and plan mass production

China General Nuclear Power Group (CGNPC) announced in January 2016 that it would build a floating ACPR50S reactor to enter service in 2020, with a thermal output of 200 megawatts and electrical output of 60 megawatts.

China dominates generation 3+ nuclear reactors

The world's first AP1000 reactor will begin fuel loading in the next two weeks. The power plant will start loading more than 100 fuel assemblies into the honeycomb core of its AP1000 reactor with a pair of robotic arms.

Toyota Says It'll Launch Solid-State Battery EVs In 2022

We feel like we've heard this countless times already, but here we go again.

MXene Combines Supercapacitor Tech With Large Format EV Batteries

Researchers in Drexel University's College of Engineering are developing a new battery electrode design that will enable recharging in minutes…or even seconds.

Metallic Hydrogen claim, criticisms and rebutal

The Metallic Hydrogen Wigner–Huntington transition is only a piece of the story, – the problem of high pressure hydrogen metallization is much more interesting than we thought just a few years ago, with intriguing intermediate phases with unexpec

China will make commercial floating nuclear reactors and reactors for nuclear military ships

A consortium of Chinese organizations is teaming up with state-owned China National Nuclear Power Company to develop and produce small, floating nuclear power plants.

New propulsion system gets CubeSats moving with teaspoons of water

Inexpensive and compact CubeSats are great for certain missions, but their simplicity can limit their applications. For one, most of them don't pack their own propulsion systems, instead hitchhiking into orbit aboard other satellite launches.

Supercapacitors game changing improvement on energy density compared to batteries

Supercapacitors have long been far faster charging than batteries but usually have 40 times less energy density (5 watt hours instead of 200 watt hours) compared to batteries.

Argonne Lab will verify Transatomic Power molten fuel salt

Transatomic Power Corporation has been awarded a second voucher to complete work with the Argonne National Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced last month.

Creating nearly perfect meter sized graphene one hundred times faster

Researchers have achieved a leap forward in graphene production, from a technique that synthesizes a few square centimeters of single-crystal graphene in a couple of hours, to...

A Pod Races Through the Hyperloop for the First Time Ever

The future sounds a bit like a witch crying over a dead cat. That spooky wail is the sound hyperloop makes--at least, the version of the high-speed transportation system designed by Hyperloop One, which just took a big stride toward the day it fling

Carbon Nanotubes Turn Electrical Current into Light-emitting Quasi-particles

Strong light-matter coupling in these semiconducting tubes may hold the key to electrically pumped lasers

Off-Road-Ready Tesla Model X Rendered

This macho beast of a Tesla Model X is ready to tackle the toughest terrain.

China producing 60 gigawatts of solar panels this year up 25%

China's solar industry is expected to produce 25 percent more panels in 2017 than last year, supported by domestic sales and demand from the United States and emerging markets, the head of a Chinese industry association said.

A handful of North American advanced nuclear reactor projects have made substantial progress

Third way has a report on 48 north american companies and research institutions working on advanced small nuclear reactors.

Gaye Levy on how to recharge Alkaline batteries.

About a month ago, I learned that it was possible not only to test old alkaline batteries to see if they are still are usable but also that, with the right type of charger, you can bring dead batteries back to life and that you can actually recharge

Los Alamos self regulating reactors from tens of kilowatts for NASA to several megawatts

Los Alamos is working with NASA on nuclear fission systems (Kilopower and MegaPower) as a heat source that transfers heat via a heat pipe to a small Stirling engine-based power convertor to produce electricity from uranium.

Very small modular nuclear fission reactors for military and space applications

The Defense Science Board has a 99 page report which proposes that the US military fund the development of very small nuclear reactors for forward remote operating bases.

OFFGRID Living: How many solar panels and Batteries do you need to run your home?

So you're looking to go off the grid, or maybe just build a backup power system to ensure you can survive a long-term grid down situation? If you're like most people who email us, you probably have a number of questions on how to do it, how much

Lucid Air Prototype Hits 235 MPH On High Speed Oval (w/video)

When 217 miles per hour isn't fast enough you go back to the drawing board if you're Lucid Motors.

Tesla Wins Energy Storage Contract In Australia – 129 MWh / 100 MW

Tesla won the world's largest energy storage order in Australia so the 100 MW-scale, 100 days challenge in now underway.

Carbon nanotube reinforce Composites can reduce space vehicle mass by 30%

NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) is keenly interested in nanotechnology – an approach that can reduce the mass and improve the performance of aerospace systems.

India nearing completion of 500 MW commercial fast breeder reactor

India plans to commission its first fast breeder reactor (FBR) by the end of this year at Kalpakkam in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

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