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Battery Energy Storage Explained

Batteries, single purpose devices that most of us take for granted unless they need to be recharged or replaced, are an essential enabling technology for renewable energy and the sixth industrial revolution. With this week's…

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Storing Wind Power With Sodium Batteries

Image Credit: AEP Time is the enemy of most renewable energy systems. Winds can be stronger at night in California and Texas than in the day. Unfortunately, most regional customers are asleep, so utilities and…

Peak Lithium ?

The rise of electric cars could strain lithium battery supply. Lithium ion batteries used in laptops and electronic gadgets have become the main choice of battery for plug-in hybrids and electric cars now starting to…