Advancements in Hydrogen Storage & Solar Photovoltaics. One of the hottest new materials is a class of porous solids known as metal-organic frameworks, or MOFs. These man-made materials were introduced in the 1990s, and researchers around the world are working on ways to use them as molecular sponges for applications such as hydrogen storage, carbon […]

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Research Into Converting Solar and Wind Power. The challenge of adopting a high percentage of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, into the electric grid is dealing with the intermittent nature of these sources. Researchers around the world are working to develop a cost effective method of storing electrical energy produced from clean […]

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New Research Making Renewable Energy More Practical. Economical, reliable and efficient energy storage devices are the key to moving forward past fossil fuels to a society powered by clean renewable energy. Solar PV and wind energy technology provide clean power but it is from an intermittent source. To smooth this we need energy storage options and […]

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Energy Harvesting Devices, Batteries and Sensors may Benefit. Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the  medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously map these phenomena at the relevant length scales.

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What we need is a Cheaper Alternative for Home Solar Energy Storage. The decision to put install a solar pv energy system on your home or business is an important one, as it still represents a significant investment even if subsides are available.

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Future Electrical Energy Storage with Efficient Super-capacitors. Electrical energy storage in the future, most likely will not depend on the chemical reactions of any battery technology, but rather a super-capacitor technology capable of instantaneous release of energy and very fast charging. 

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There is now a Compressed Air Powered Motorcycle. Compressed air is one very viable way to store energy. We have learned how to store air at high pressures in excess of 10,000 psi for activities like SCUBA diving many years ago. Diving with an air tank containing significant compressed energy is something that is routine for […]

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The Search for Materials for Better Batteries. Researchers all over the globe are searching for a way to make a better battery. Energy storage is the missing key to a wholesale adoption of renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar. Scientists are exploring existing materials and experimenting with new ones to find a solution. Here […]

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Research Points to a New Technology to Store Energy. The challenge with using an energy carrier such as hydrogen or natural gas is that it needs to be highly compressed into a liquid phase to allow for sufficient energy density to be used in say a car or airplane. Researchers have come up with a […]

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Making Lithium Ion Battery Systems Better. Personal electronic devices have become a part of our lives. I mean, who long can you be separated from your cell phone. Coming soon are new devices to become addicted to like VR glasses featuring augmented reality and bio-sensors. Our appetite for these devices is possibly only by our ability […]

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