24 avril 2016

Capacitor Science turns simple capacitor into high density, high energy storage device by altering dielectric materials.

Capacitor Sciences is developing patent-pending materials to create nano-structured crystalline thin films, that when used as the dielectric material in a capacitor, will be able to create high performance capacitive energy storage cells capable of surpassing energy density and power density of lithium ion batteries, at a significantly reduced cost per kWh. In addition, these capacitive energy storage cells will be non-flammable and safe to operate offering a significant benefit over that of lithium ion batteries. New CEO leads... [Lire la suite]

10 avril 2016

Aberdeen is first in Europe to offer hydrogen powered cars for public use

                Aberdeen is marking another clean energy first as the city council's flagship hydrogen programme introduces H2 vehicles to the city's car club. The city council and car club partner Co-wheels today unveiled the two Hyundai ix35 SUVs during a special event at Marischal College. Aberdeen City Council secured Transport Scotland funding to buy the Hyundais with a view not only to encouraging businesses and individuals to try out and buy hydrogen vehicles, but also as the... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2016

How Soon Can Tesla Get Battery Cell Costs Below $100 per Kilowatt-Hour?

credit photo Tesla Where does the lithium-ion battery industry -- and most notably, Tesla/Panasonic -- stand today on battery costs? Solar veterans will recall a time not so long ago when the industry's biggest dream was a PV module with a cost of 99 cents per watt. Obviously, the solar industry has long left that figure in the dust -- module costs of 40 cents per watt are a reality in today's market. In fact, the 99-cent figure was more a VC-funding, press-ready construct than a real economic calculation. Ben Kallo at equity... [Lire la suite]