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Battery storage is the fastest-growing industry sector on the planet (which could save the planet)

May 3rd, 2019 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

  Billions of dollars are being invested worldwide in the developing battery boom, involving research into storage techniques to use the growing surpluses of cheap renewable energy now becoming available. Recent developments in batteries are set to sweep aside the old arguments about renewables being intermittent, dismissing any need to continue building nuclear power plants […]

Sorry, graphene—borophene is the new wonder material that’s got everyone excited

April 21st, 2019 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

Stronger and more flexible than graphene, a single-atom layer of boron could revolutionize sensors, batteries, and catalytic chemistry. Not so long ago, graphene was the great new wonder material. A super-strong, atom-thick sheet of carbon “chicken wire,” it can form tubes, balls, and other curious shapes. And because it conducts electricity, materials scientists raised the […]

How we get to the next big battery breakthrough

April 13th, 2019 at 12:44 pm » Comments Off

Electric planes could be the future of aviation. In theory, they will be much quieter, cheaper, and cleaner than the planes we have today. Electric planes with a 1,000 km (620 mile) range on a single charge could be used for half of all commercial aircraft flights today, cutting global aviation’s carbon emissions by about […]

Harley-Davidson’s newest electric concept is aimed at city dwellers — and could help the struggling brand reinvent itself

February 11th, 2019 at 12:56 pm » Comments Off

HD Electric Concept 2.1 Harley-Davidson has unveiled two electric-concept bikes as it tries to rebound from four years of declining sales. Harley-Davidson Harley-Davidson has declared that the future is electric — and it’s quickly scaling up a pipeline of electric bikes. Two new concepts unveiled last week at the X Games in Colorado wouldn’t require […]

Tesla proposes microgrids with solar and batteries to power Greek islands

January 27th, 2019 at 2:44 am » Comments Off

Tesla has met with the Greek government to propose ways to modernize the electric grid of the country’s many islands in the Mediterranean sea with microgrids and renewable energy to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels. Several Greek islands are relatively remote and rely heavily on fossil fuels to power their electric grid. Over the […]

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