energy storage

 
Nissan home energy-storage battery: another front against Tesla?

Nissan home energy-storage battery: another front against Tesla?

The Nissan Leaf electric car doesn't compete directly with any of the luxury models from Tesla Motors, but Nissan is now targeting Tesla in a different arena. The Japanese carmaker will offer standalone battery packs for home energy storage. Available for pre-order in September, the xStorage line... read more

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2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla Finally Gets Tesla.com Domain; Could Name Change Follow?

Tesla Motors seems poised to make a small but significant change to its online presence. Anyone familiar with the company knows that its domain name is TeslaMotors.com. But... read more February 23, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz energy storage system

Battery-Based Energy Trading: Next Step After Reverse Metering?

The combination of battery-based energy storage and solar power already has some electric utilities worried. They believe consumers' ability to store energy harvested by home... read more February 16, 2016 by


 
Flow-cell battery prototype developed by Harvard University

Flow Batteries Could Back An Affordable Tesla Powerwall Rival

As renewable-energy use becomes more widespread, energy storage could become a major business. Using stationary battery packs to store energy increases the effectiveness of... read more October 2, 2015 by


 
Used Chevrolet Volt batteries for energy storage at GM facility in Milford, Michigan

Chevy, Nissan Reveal Second-Life Uses For Electric-Car Batteries

It's one of the most common questions about electric cars: What happens to the battery packs after the car is junked? Do they just get thrown away? Will any of them be... read more June 16, 2015 by


 
Mazda i-ELOOP regenerative braking system with capacitor storage

Ultracapacitor Resistance Breaking Down Among Automakers?

Ultracapacitors have been the next big thing in energy storage for well over a decade. And while automakers have been hung up on their far greater price (per energy stored)... read more June 2, 2015 by


 
Tesla Powerwall Home Battery

Tesla's New Powerwall Batteries: 7 Or 10 kWh For $3,000 Or $3,500

Last night, as promised, Tesla unveiled the new, non-automotive product line it had previously teased--confirming that the carmaker will enter the energy-storage business... read more May 1, 2015 by


 
Photovoltaic solar panels on roof of Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California

Tesla's Big Bet: Batteries For Energy Storage A 'Major New Product'

Tomorrow night, if its strong hints are accurate, Tesla Motors will announce that it plans to offer lithium-ion battery packs for home and business energy storage. Such... read more April 29, 2015 by


 
Hybrid supercapacitor developed by UCLA

Hybrid Supercapacitor Gives Energy Density Of Lead-Acid Batteries (Video)

The need to increase electric-car ranges and decrease charging times has led to huge amounts of research into improved battery chemistries. But why stop at the stuff that... read more April 23, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai

How Many Hydrogen Cars For Northeast U.S.? 10,000 In 10 Years, Plan Says

California is already home to the nation's sole hydrogen fueling infrastructure, and funds are in place to build more such stations over the next few years. That's why the... read more February 24, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S lithium-ion battery pack in rolling chassis   [photo: Martin Gillet via Flickr]

Tesla To Offer Batteries To Consumers For Home Energy Storage

It was just a couple of sentences during Wednesday's 2014 earnings call by Tesla Motors executives. But in it, CEO Elon Musk apparently revealed a new line of business for... read more February 13, 2015 by


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt in Santa Monica, California [photo: Chris Williams]

California Energy Storage: Why It's Good News For Electric Cars

Using stored energy to smooth out the ebb and flow of power generation has been thoroughly discussed by utilities, but now it's starting to be put into practice on a large... read more November 26, 2014 by


 
MINI E electric cars used in vehicle-to-grid test. Photo by University of Delaware/Evan Krape

Delaware Vehicle-To-Grid Test Lets Electric Cars Sell Power

The ability to have large numbers of electric cars store energy and feed it back into electric grids is still many years away, but researchers are studying how it could work... read more October 20, 2014 by


 
Citroen test car fitted with Phinergy prototype aluminum-air battery

Aluminum-Air Battery Developer Phinergy Partners With Alcoa

Battery developer Phinergy is moving toward its goal of marketing an aluminum-air battery that could offer electric-car drivers 1,000 miles of range. Green Car Congress... read more February 9, 2014 by


 
Mitsubishi MiEV House

California Takes The Lead In Using Batteries For Grid Storage

We all know producing electricity is an energy-intensive process, but the complications don't stop at how utilities generate that power. Demand for electricity ebbs and... read more June 4, 2013 by 11


 
Citroen test car fitted with Phinergy prototype aluminum-air battery

Phinergy 1000-Mile Aluminum-Air Battery: On The Road In 2017?

It's the sweetest dream of every electric-car fan: a battery that could store enough energy to offer up to 1,000 miles of real-world range. While it's not going to arrive in... read more March 25, 2013 by 43


 

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