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Renewables meet 50% of electricity demand on Australia’s power grid for first time

November 14th, 2019 at 12:12 pm » Comments Off

For a brief moment solar, wind and hydro combined to deliver more than half the power into the National Electricity Market Australia’s main electricity grid was briefly powered by 50% renewable energy this week in a new milestone that experts say will become increasingly normal. Data on the sources of power in the National Electricity […]



How cheap must batteries get for renewables to compete with fossil fuels?

November 4th, 2019 at 1:47 pm » Comments Off

Production of lithium batteries for environmentally friendly electric cars future of energy  While solar and wind power are rapidly becoming cost-competitive with fossil fuels in areas with lots of sun and wind, they still can’t provide the 24/7 power we’ve become used to. At present, that’s not big a problem because the grid still features […]



First fully rechargeable carbon dioxide battery is seven times more efficient than lithium ion

October 3rd, 2019 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

 Lithium-carbon dioxide batteries are attractive energy storage systems because they have a specific energy density that is more than seven times greater than commonly used lithium-ion batteries. Until now, however, scientists have not been able to develop a fully rechargeable prototype, despite their potential to store more energy. Researchers at the University of Illinois at […]



Tesla battery researcher unveils new cell that could last 1 million miles in ‘robot taxis’

September 15th, 2019 at 12:35 pm » Comments Off

Tesla’s battery research partner has released a new paper on a battery cell that could last over 1 million miles, which they say is going to be particularly useful in ‘robot taxis’ — something that Tesla wants to bring to market. When talking about the economics of Tesla’s future fleet of robotaxis at the Tesla […]



Lamborghini Sián: The world’s first supercapacitor-hybrid supercar

September 13th, 2019 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

Sensual curves meet jagged angles in the remarkable Sian, Lamborghini’s first hybrid and the first car in production history to use a supercapacitor hybrid system Lamborghini has chosen a radically different way of dipping its toe in the waters of hybridization with the announcement of its new Sián, which couples a screaming, naturally aspirated V12 […]



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