This week was monumental to the energy storage industry, including companies building big battery farms.
A year and a half after taking the lead at the Department of Energy, Ernie Moniz reflects on changes to the loan programs, and how the government and Silicon Valley can fund energy innovation.
Look for the next generation of batteries, particularly for the power grid, to come out this year from some interesting startups.
Sensors are everywhere, but if we can build a generation of more efficient energy-harvesting chips, sensors could go in even more places. Here’s how researchers are trying to make that happen.
Researchers took individual strands of yarn and covered them with batteries that can be folded without losing their effectiveness.
A German company has engineered a lithium-ion battery system with wireless communication to enable homeowners to manage their solar electricity generation and use and control appliances.
Despite a difficult solar market this year, the future of solar technology was on display at the annual Intersolar conference in San Francisco this week, from startups and big companies alike.
New Yorkers soon will start seeing strange kiosks popping up in parks and other public places. They should be welcome sights, though, since anyone can plug their phones into them for a quick battery refresh.
Fast, low-power resistive RAM could corner the nonvolatile memory field, and also exhibits the ability to store charge like a battery.
Following the close of a year which saw the politicization of clean energy technologies, the struggles of dozens of solar manufacturers and electric car companies, and a “cleantech cliff” for startup investing, the 2013 ARPA-E Summit could be a sober affair.