Tag: battery

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

Lithium-Ion vs Lead Acid Battery Life

For years, lead-acid batteries have been the “go to” source of power for electronics, vehicles and equipment. However, thanks to several features that promote efficiency and safety, lithium-ion batteries are becoming a popular choice across several industries. One of the most important characteristics for a company that uses batteries in its forklift fleet is the…
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7th May 2019 0

New Thermal Battery Could Be A ‘Game Changer’ For Storing Renewable Energy

A South Australian company has unveiled the world’s first operational thermal energy device (TED). The TED creators report the battery can store renewable energy, has higher storage capacity than traditional batteries, and is completely recyclable. The thermal battery has similar functionality to lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries; it can take any form of electrical input and…
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9th April 2019 0

Electric car battery with 600 miles of range? This startup claims to have done it

Electric carmakers have long been clamoring for a battery breakthrough that will improve the range of their vehicles while also extending their lifespans. Innolith, a Swiss startup, says its new high-density lithium-ion batteries can do just that. The company claims to have made the world’s first 1,000 Wh/kg rechargeable battery. (Watt-hours per kilogram is a…
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5th April 2019 0

Mophie’s Palm battery pack may be the most niche charging accessory ever made

It costs $59.95 and your dignity The Palm phone is not a good phone. It is not a good replacement of a phone. But it is now a phone to join an incredible rare club: it now has a $59.95 Mophie Juice Pack battery case, making it the only device to get a custom case…
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13th March 2019 0

The New Precious Metals

Demand for materials needed in batteries and energy storage has created a dynamic new market for once-obscure metals. Can supply keep up with demand? The global shift toward electric vehicles is already under way. In response to ever tougher emissions laws, the big automakers are investing billions of dollars in the next generation of electric…
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11th March 2019 0

Siemens Enters Residential Storage Market With Junelight Smart Battery

German industrial giant Siemens announced last week that it was entering the residential battery storage market with the introduction of its new Junelight Smart Battery, which is intended to meet the requirements of private homes generating and storing their own energy. Already invested in renewable energy generation technologies such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass…
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27th February 2019 0

Sodium Sulfur Battery In Abu Dhabi Is World’s Largest Storage Device

Abu Dhabi now boasts the world’s largest storage battery — a 108 MW/648 MWh behemoth that is five times larger than the Hornsdale battery installed in Australia by Tesla a year ago. There is one other important difference between the battery in Australia and the one in Abu Dhabi. The Tesla unit used lithium-ion battery…
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20th February 2019 0

Battery replacement intervals

So you bought a battery with a nominal design life of “X” years. The realistic service life is actually significantly less than that, but you don’t know what it is. At around the “half-life” (i.e., half way through the design life) an individual cell-unit fails, then another. You replace the cell-units with new ones (maybe…
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19th February 2019 0

BATTERY DAY

Get a charge out of National Battery Day!  Observed each year on February 18th, this is a day to appreciate the convenience batteries provide to our everyday lives. Today we would be hard-pressed to find someone in the United States who doesn’t derive a benefit from a battery.  Even those who live “off the grid” have…
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18th February 2019 0

Energy Aggregation Brings Renewable Energy To More Companies

Power purchase agreements are wonderful for large energy consumers like Google, Facebook, and Apple, which can sign up with a renewable energy developer to take all or a major portion of the electricity produced by a solar or wind farm. But smaller companies are often unable to get the same access to renewables because they…
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21st January 2019 0