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A 100% renewable grid isn’t just feasible, it’s already happening

May 25th, 2018 at 8:28 am » Comments Off

New study debunks myths claiming renewables can’t be integrated into electric grid. The ongoing debate around whether it’s feasible to have an electric grid running on 100 percent renewable power in the coming decades often misses a key point: many countries and regions are already at or close to 100 percent now.



Why Lithium is about to replace oil

April 10th, 2018 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

The market for Lithium (Li) is about to explode. What we are witnessing now is nothing less that the transition from a carbon- to a lithium-based economy. In the space of three years, we have gone from a global lithium glut to a structural shortage.



Electric aircraft could soon become an industry standard

April 6th, 2018 at 11:09 am » Comments Off

The aviation industry is on the verge of a major shift in propulsion, experts say. This story was originally published by Flying Magazine. As part of Siemens Innovation Day held recently in Chicago—created, in part, to highlight the company’s progress to date in the world of electric and hybrid electric aircraft—the German industrial giant offered […]



Tesla bids for a new world’s largest Powerpack battery system in Colorado

March 23rd, 2018 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

After breaking a few energy storage records with its battery system projects in Australia, Tesla looks to come back to the US to build a new world’s largest Powerpack battery system in Colorado. Earlier this year, we reported on Xcel Energy, an electric utility company operating across the Midwest, Colorado and several other states, requesting […]



48-volt systems could be the new standard in the future’s vehicles

February 11th, 2018 at 1:25 am » Comments Off

Electric cars won’t only be good for the environment — they’ll be good for your power-hungry tendencies, too. As per a new report from the New York Times, companies are looking to turn away from the traditional 12-volt systems to provide the juice for these cars of the future, and looking to a 48-volt standard […]



Washington state bill would make hard-to-repair electronics illegal

February 3rd, 2018 at 10:38 am » Comments Off

It would ban sales of such products starting next year.



Can electric vehicles handle Canadian winters?

January 2nd, 2018 at 10:54 am » Comments Off

The grace period is over. Shoppers who drive their gas-powered vehicles to Vaughan Mills can no longer park in spots designated for electric powered vehicles, but some drivers are finding that out the hard way.



A stretchable battery, powered by sweat, could revolutionize wearables

December 15th, 2017 at 10:59 am » Comments Off

Whether it’s the AA batteries that go in TV remotes or the lithium-ion batteries found in smartphones, you probably have a pretty definite image that springs to mind when someone mentions “battery.” That could soon change, however, based on research coming out of the Binghamton University in New York, where scientists have developed a stretchy, […]



Elon Musk has finished building the world’s biggest battery in less than 100 days

November 27th, 2017 at 10:12 am » Comments Off

Elon Musk looks to have delivered on his promise to build the biggest lithium ion battery in the world in an effort to help South Australia with its crippling energy problems. “100 days from contract signature or it’s free,” Musk tweeted at the time, in a deal initially negotiated over Twitter. Musk is well ahead […]



The role your car plays in democratizing the energy grid

October 27th, 2017 at 1:37 pm » Comments Off

Decentralized power systems could have huge impacts on vehicles in the near future—and not just in terms of how we’ll charge our cars.



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