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Tesla Triumphs: Electric Car Bests the Rest


Since America’s love affair with cars really got rolling after World War II, nothing but a gasoline-burning internal combustion engine would do. Until now. The gearheads at Motor Trend have named the Tesla Model S the car of the year for 2013—the first time an all-electric vehicle has ever won the honor. “The turning point [...]

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Software: The Next Challenge for Grid Batteries


It seems like every day we hear about another incremental breakthrough in battery technology. By tweaking existing battery chemistries or inventing new chemistries altogether, university researchers and startup companies have managed to increase the energy density, cycle life, energy efficiency, and safety of numerous potential grid battery technologies. There’s no doubt that these advances in [...]

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Nanoparticle Leads to World Record for Battery Storage


A new world record is in the books for battery technology. Thanks to a tiny particle resembling an egg yolk and shell, scientists have been able to dramatically increase lithium-ion battery storage capacity. According to their paper in Nature Communications (published January 8*), researchers from Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory a new [...]

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Lithium Ion Batteries Help to Reduce Peak Load at UC Riverside


The University of California, Riverside is now using a bank of lithium ion batteries to help reduce its peak electrical load, while creating a powerful engineering research lab. Housed in the Winston Chung Hall, this 1.1 Megawatt-hour battery bank is one of the largest battery storage systems currently installed in a university setting. According to [...]

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