The puzzle that bedevils renewables in electrification is storage. We usually think of batteries as the obvious solution and that is an excellent answer in small quantities and short periods of time. The problem lies in renewables needing daylight or wind to generate power and when the base energy source sets or dies down the […]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a rechargeable lithium-ion battery in the form of ultra-long fiber that could be woven into fabrics. The battery could enable a wide variety of wearable electronic devices, and might even be used to make 3D-printed batteries in virtually any shape. The researchers envision new possibilities for self-powered communications, […]

University of British Columbia researchers have created what could be the first battery that is both flexible and washable. In addition to watches and patches for measuring vital signs, the battery might also be integrated with clothing that can actively change color or temperature. It works even when twisted or stretched to twice its normal […]

City University of Hong Kong researchers’ latest findings may lead to a breakthrough in inventing the powerful battery of the next generation. Two-dimensional MXene has been a rising star in the energy world as this material can store energy fast. But their unstable voltage output limits their battery applications. A collaborative research team has recently […]

University of Texas at Austin engineers have created a sodium-sulfur battery that solves one of the biggest hurdles that has held back the technology as a commercially viable alternative to the ubiquitous lithium-ion batteries that power everything from smartphones to electric vehicles. Sodium and sulfur stand out as appealing materials for future battery production because […]

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