Tag Archive for 'battery'

Using lithium ion batteries to even out renewable energy production

August 21st, 2012 by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Energy storage systems will make renewable energy more practical as fluctuating supplies of electricity from photovoltaics and wind power can be stored until use. At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany, several pilot plants that include photovoltaic panels, small wind power plants, lithium-ion batteries, and power electronics are under construction to demonstrate how load […]

Rechargeable electricity storage made from cheap, safe materials

May 9th, 2012 by The City College of New York

The CUNY Energy Institute, which has been developing innovative low-cost batteries that are safe, non-toxic, and reliable with fast discharge rates and high energy densities, has built an operating prototype zinc anode battery system. The Institute said large-scale commercialization of the battery would start this year. Zinc anode batteries offer an environmentally friendlier and less […]

Environmental impact of electric vehicle batteries

April 24th, 2011 by Norwegian University of Science and Technology

One of the most important decisions facing designers of plug-in electric or hybrid vehicles is related to battery choice. Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have used a life cycle analysis to examine three vehicle battery types to determine which does the best job of powering the vehicle while causing the […]

If you buy AA or AAA batteries buy rechargable ones..

April 26th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Rechargeable AA or AAA batteries are now readily available in Guernsey shops.  There is a substantial cost saving to the consumer for purchasing and using rechargeable batteries instead of single-use disposable batteries. Uniross batteries are endorsed by the World Wildlife Fund.  The packaging for Uniross AAA batteries claims that one rechargeable battery = 1000 disposable […]