Scientists Create an Organic Battery

Scientists at USC have developed a water-based organic battery that is long lasting, and composed of inexpensive, eco-friendly material. The new, non-metal and non-toxic, battery is intended for use in power plants, where it can make the energy grid more resilient and efficient by creating a large-scale way to store energy for use as needed. … Continue reading Scientists Create an Organic Battery

By 2018, an Expected 50% of all Australian Homes will Convert to Solar Power

  A new report claims that new battery technology could make it possible for Australian homes to generate and store solar-powered energy more inexpensively than traditional electricity suppliers by 2018.   A report by The Climate Council, a non-government organisation, found that improvements in battery technology may make solar energy cheaper than purchasing it within … Continue reading By 2018, an Expected 50% of all Australian Homes will Convert to Solar Power

Major Increase in Production of Hydropower Expected this Decade

  A major increase in the construction of hydropower dams is underway, mainly in developing countries and emerging economies. Since this trend is expected to double global electricity production from hydropower, it could reduce the number of our last remaining large free-flowing rivers by about 20 percent and pose a serious threat to freshwater biodiversity. … Continue reading Major Increase in Production of Hydropower Expected this Decade

World’s First Solar Cell that Stores its Own Power

    Is it a solar cell or a rechargeable battery? Both! The patent-pending device invented at The Ohio State University is the world’s first solar battery.   In the October 3, 2014 issue of the journal Nature Communications, the Ohio State researchers reported that they’ve succeeded in combining a battery and a solar cell … Continue reading World’s First Solar Cell that Stores its Own Power

New Battery Technology in the Form of Recycled Tires

  Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory claim that recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries that provide power to plug-in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind and solar.   By modifying the microstructural characteristics of carbon black, a substance recovered from discarded tires, a team led … Continue reading New Battery Technology in the Form of Recycled Tires