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Battery-in-screen paves way to ultra-thin smartphones

Battery-in-screen paves way to ultra-thin smartphones

May 21, 2018 China, Hong Kong
Scientists in Hong Kong and China have combined a semi-transparent arrangement of anodes and cathodes with a transparent electrolyte to make the first ever photoluminescent microbattery that can simultaneously act as a power supply and a full-colour display.
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Mine shaft utilisation, a new frontier in distributed energy storage?

Mine shaft utilisation, a new frontier in distributed energy storage?

May 21, 2018 Worldwide
A recent independent study by Imperial College London has evaluated the potential for new gravity-fed energy storage within the UK energy system. With tens of thousands of vertical mine shafts in the UK alone (UK Coal Authority), the potential initial market is sizeable.
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Energy Storage Innovations: Current Overview

Energy Storage Innovations: Current Overview

May 16, 2018
This article provides an overview of energy storage innovations.
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IDTechEx Show! Berlin 2018 Findings

IDTechEx Show! Berlin 2018 Findings

May 8, 2018
Here the IDTechEx analysts in attendance present a commentary on the show's highlights in their respective fields of research
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Collaboration to prolong battery life of electric buses and trucks

Collaboration to prolong battery life of electric buses and trucks

May 8, 2018 Germany
The battery life of electric vehicles still presents a financial challenge for the electrification of the transport sector. That is why the Fraunhofer institute for Transportation and Infrastructure IVI, expert in the field of Lithium-ion batteries, and real-time electric vehicle data specialist ViriCiti, have started a unique collaboration.
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BlueSky Energy

BlueSky Energy

May 7, 2018 Austria
Bluesky energy are providers of saltwater-based energy storage systems mainly for residential applications, although the company is also interested in off-grid applications for emerging markets like Africa. Based out of Austria and founded in 2012, the company is selling turnkey residential systems with help from a national subsidy, and also selling systems in Germany which has local and national subsidies.
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Water-based battery to store solar and wind energy

Water-based battery to store solar and wind energy

May 7, 2018 United States
Researchers have developed a water-based battery that could provide a cheap way to store wind or solar energy generated when the sun is shining and wind is blowing so it can be fed back into the electric grid and be redistributed when demand is high.
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Photovoltaic facades: are they feasible?

Photovoltaic facades: are they feasible?

May 3, 2018 1
There are several flavours of technology today jostling to make the dream of electricity-generating windows a reality.
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Hydrogen-fueled vehicle produces magic number for emissions: zero

Hydrogen-fueled vehicle produces magic number for emissions: zero

May 1, 2018 United States
The design and construction of a clean, hydrogen-powered UPS delivery van is near completion. Promising greater commercial viability, performance that is equal to traditional gasoline-fueled engines and, most importantly, producing no harmful emissions.
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2D Materials Surprises

2D Materials Surprises

Apr 30, 2018
2D materials are going to be much more versatile and useful and that particularly means beyond graphene.
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A higher-energy, safer and longer-lasting zinc battery

A higher-energy, safer and longer-lasting zinc battery

Apr 27, 2018 United States
A team of researchers has created a water-based zinc battery that is simultaneously powerful, rechargeable, and intrinsically safe.