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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

Fuel Cells and Energy Sustainability

Fuel Cells and Energy Sustainability

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Given that energy sustainability and energy economics are top-of-mind among business leaders, politicians, and the public these days, hydrogen fuel cells may be viewed as a savior technology. If that statement seems hyperbolic, there is plenty of statistical evidence to support the growth of fuel cell use for both stationary  … Read More

Solar and Energy Storage Financing for Schools

Solar and Energy Storage Financing for Schools

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Jason Coughlin, a solar analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, was coauthor of a 2011 report, “Solar Schools Assessment and Implementation Project: Financing Options for Solar Installations on K–12 Schools.”

“Schools have continued to install solar using power purchase agreements (PPAs) and the trend is to continue seeing third-party installations,” says Coughlin.  … Read More

Bill Gates: His Energy Footprints Go Far Beyond DOS

Bill Gates: His Energy Footprints Go Far Beyond DOS

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I know it might not be politically correct in a profession overrun with Apple lovers, but I am a rock-ribbed Bill Gates fan. This is partially because I was a PC person from the DOS days of BASICA and Word 1, but today I find it is his approach to  … Read More

“Overrun With Subsidies”

“Overrun With Subsidies”

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As we look back on 2016, we’ve certainly had an interesting year.  Before we close the books on 2016, let’s revisit Energy Storage Solutions’ top posts for the year.

The first is a blog post, which received more comments than any other blog for ESS last year.
“Sustainable energy is the subject of  … Read More

Cruising the Software Jungle in Search of the Killer App

Cruising the Software Jungle in Search of the Killer App

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Already, it appears that there are those in the energy storage arena feeling the hot breath of commoditization bearing down even before the cudgel of technology has a chance to pound the last bit of fat from the commercialization process. OK, that’s a little over the top, yet—hyperbole aside—not only  … Read More



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