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Battery Electric Buses Come of Age

Battery Electric Buses Come of Age

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Geoffrey Moore’s book, Crossing the Chasm, speaks to the moment when disruptive technologies make the leap from early adopter to early majority customers, signaling the maturity of a technology and its acceptance as a mainstream solution. This, I think, is where we stand today in the public transit arena with  … Read More

Hybridizing Power Plants with Batteries

Hybridizing Power Plants with Batteries

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General Electric’s steam, gas, and wind turbines make up a large portion of the world’s electricity generating capacity. The company announced last week that it will extend its battery storage solutions to all of its power plants worldwide. This combination of energy storage and gas turbines promises supportive flexibility for the  … Read More

Lithium-ion Batteries: How Safe Are They?

Lithium-ion Batteries: How Safe Are They?

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Lithium-ion batteries are energy dense, able to store an ever-increasing amount of electrons in a relatively small space. As the number of devices that they supply power to grows exponentially, it becomes more and more important to understand their chemistries, constructions, and potential limitations. We recently reached out to Brian  … Read More

New Developments in Lithium-Ion Batteries

New Developments in Lithium-Ion Batteries

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There is an old military saying that “Amateurs talk about tactics, professionals talk about logistics.” Nowhere is this more true than in the fuel and energy requirements of a military formation deployed in a combat theater.  … Read More

Toyota Uses AI to Discover New Materials for Energy Storage

Toyota Uses AI to Discover New Materials for Energy Storage

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It takes decades to develop new materials. Traditionally, scientists have had to sift through colossal amounts of data and perform extensive trial-and-error testing. Today, however, Artificial Intelligence (AI) can accelerate the process of identifying promising new materials and technologies with high-speed simulations and computer modeling.  … Read More

Lithium-Sulfur: The Next Energy Storage Superstar?

Lithium-Sulfur: The Next Energy Storage Superstar?

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Lithium-ion batteries power many modern devices from cell phones, to cars, laptops, and a multitude of portable electronics.  But their power density is less than ideal. And there appears to be another, perhaps more promising energy storage option on the horizon: lithium-sulfur batteries.

Lithium-sulfur batteries use cheaper materials than lithium-ion, they  … Read More



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