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Latest: Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Batteries > Directory:Hydrogen > Directory:Hydrogen Production / Directory:Fuel Cells > Directory:KB Consulting, with Constantine Balakirian > Konstantin Balakiryan: Proton-3ND Energy Storage Technology Could Revolutionize Battery Industry - The capacity of the Proton-3ND (Proton -3 Nano Diffusion) battery is projected to be 44 times the capacity of lithium batteries. Electric vehicles with these batteries would have more power and much more mileage at no extra charge. (PESN January 4, 2016)
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Latest: Directory:Batteries / Directory:Conspiracy / Directory:Suppression > Directory:U.S. Government Deepthroat Technologies > “We had endless battery technology 50 years ago” – U.S. Govt. anonymous - A former U.S. Government worker describes his effort to bring to public awareness (by highlighting things presently in the public domain) energy and anti-gravity technologies that the government had operational 50 years ago but has kept from the public. (PESN February 2, 2016)


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Latest: Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar PhotoVoltaics / Directory:Storage > Directory:Capacitors > Directory:Graphene > Directory:Sunvault Energy Inc. Graphene Generator and Supercapacitor Technology - Coming up with a clever way to make graphene that both collects solar energy and stores it, Sunvault expects that after roll-out in Q3, their storage device price point to get down to $40/kW-h by year end. Applications include phones that never have to be recharged. (PESWiki May 25, 2015)
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Latest: Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar PhotoVoltaics / Directory:Storage > Directory:Capacitors > Directory:Sunvault Energy Inc. Graphene Generator and Supercapacitor Technology > Sunvault Energy and Edison Power Company Create Massive 10,000 Farad Graphene Supercapacitor - "At 10,000 Farads, a Graphene Supercapacitor / Battery is powerful enough to power up a Semi Truck while being the size of a paperback novel at this point." The price point is expected to start lower ($100/kW-h) in Q3 roll-out to the market than where Tesla expects to be in 5 years and will be half that ($40/kW-h) by year end. (PESN May 25, 2015)


Free Energy Blog:2014:09:18 - Germany has launched what it claims is Europe’s first and largest commercial battery plant. (Free Energy Blog September 18, 2014)


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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium Sulphur Batteries > New battery design could help solar and wind power the grid - Stanford researchers have demonstrated a partially liquid battery made of inexpensive lithium and sulfur. Allegedly, it will be easy to make and will last for thousands of charging cycles. The material and manufacturing costs of the battery might be low enough to meet the goal of $100 per kilowatt-hour of storage capacity, which will make the it economically attractive to utilities. (News:Pure Energy Blog April 29, 2013)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Plasma > New Plasma Device Considered the ‘Holy Grail’ of Energy Generation and Storage - Scientists at the University of Missouri have devised a new way to create and control plasma that could transform American energy generation and storage. The team has developed a device that launches a ring of plasma at distances of up to two feet. Although the plasma reaches a temperature hotter than the surface of the sun, it doesn’t emit radiation and is completely safe.... (News:Pure Energy Blog April 26, 2013)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > University of Illinois New Microbatteries the Most Powerful Yet - This new technology delivers both power (high charge/discharge current) and energy (delivery over a longer period of time) capabilities in a compact package. The batteries owe their high performance to their internal three-dimensional microstructure. (News:Pure Energy Blog April 24, 2013)
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Latest: Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > NEW: Directory:Phinergy Metal-Air-Water Battery > Phinergy's metal-air battery yields 1000-mile EV range - A Israeli company called Phinergy has come up with a metal-air-water battery technology that could enable a vehicle to travel 1000 miles on one charge, with a couple of stops to refill the system with water. There may even be some HHO magic mixed in there. (News:Pure Energy Blog April 4, 2013)


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Directory:Nuclear > Directory:BetaVoltaics > Commercially-available NanoTritium battery can power microelectronics for 20+ years - City Labs has announced the commercial launch of its NanoTritium betavoltaic power source, a thumb-sized battery that draws on the energy released from its radioactive element to provide continuous nanoWatt power for over 20 years. (News:GizMag August 15, 2012)
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Directory:Piezoelectric / Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium Ion Batteries > Self-Charging Battery Transforms Vibrations Directly Into Chemical Energy - A research team and the Georgia Institute of Technology has invented a lithium ion battery that charges itself by using the environment vibrations. Unlike other similar devices, this one is highly efficient, because it converts mechanical energy in chemical energy directly, without using electricity as a middleman. A piezoelectric membrane is at the Lithium Cobalt [...] (Green Optimistic August 23, 2012)

Directory:Storage > Directory:Capacitors > Directory:EEStor > EEStor announces energy density milestone - EEStor Inc. has announced that it has successfully completed production of an electrical energy storage unit (EESU) dielectric layer that will potentially allow its technology to achieve an energy density which would be competitive against all other electrical energy storage technologies. (PRNewswire July 21, 2012)

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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Batteries > Thomas Edison's nickel-iron battery gets 21st-century makeover, could power electric cars - The nickel-iron battery, originally conceived by Edison over a century ago, is back and better than ever thanks to scientists at Stanford. The upgraded battery can be recharged in around two and half minutes, as opposed to several hours at present, and discharges in under 30 seconds, which could make it a boon for the renewable-energy industry and also help power cars as Edison originally envisaged. (NY Daily News June 28, 2012)
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Directory:Newsletters > Directory:Future Energy eNews > Future Energy eNews: May 2012 - Directory:Thomas Valone's headlines this month include: 1) Anti-Matter Propulsion Engine Redesigned 2) Tinted Windows Produce Electricity 3) Lithium Air Battery Moves Forward 4) Metal Oxides for Gree Energy Tech 5) ZENN and EEStor Team Up
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium > Directory:Lithium > Air battery to let electric cars outlast gas guzzlers - IBM claims to have solved a fundamental problem via their lithium-air cell technology that may lead to the creation of a battery with an 800-kilometre (500-mile) range - letting EVs potentially compete with most petrol engines for the first time. (NewScientist January 6, 2012)


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Directory:Fuel Efficiency / Directory:Storage > Directory:Capacitors > Mazda announces world first capacitor-based regenerative braking system - The i-ELOOP is billed as the world's first passenger vehicle regenerative braking system that uses a capacitor in place of rechargeable batteries to temporarily store energy captured from braking. Mazda claims the i-ELOOP system improves the fuel economy of a vehicle by around 10 %. (News:GizMag November 24, 2011)
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Latest: Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Solid State Batteries > Prieto Battery Offers 1000x Power Density - Amy Prieto of Colorado State University is developing a new battery technology that utilizes copper antimonide nanowires, and an ultra thin polymer electrolyte. Once fully developed, the battery is expected to offer a huge increase in power density, a reduction in the time it takes to charge, and almost unlimited recharge cycles. (PESN and BeforeItsNews August 24, 2011)
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Directory:Earth Batteries / Current events > Events:Archive:2011 > Events:Bedini Conferences > Events:2011:July:Renaissance Workshop (Bedini) Conference > Bedini - John Bedini demonstrated, step-by-step, how even novices can make an ion-transferring crystal power cell that lights up L.E.D.s (light-emitting diodes) bright enough to read by. The cell has been described as an electrical power source that just won't quit. All you need to do to keep it working is to occasionally top it up with water. (News:Changing Power August 23, 2011)
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Latest / Top 5 Exotic Free Energy Technologies: Directory:Solid State Generators > Directory:Electret > Directory:Endless Electric Field Generator (EEFG) > An Energetic Future with the Endless Electric Field Generator - An Endless Electric Field Generator is a breakthrough solid state device that provides a safe, cost effective, and seemingly never ending source of electricity. By consuming no fuel and collecting energy from an undisclosed source, this technology has the potential to change the energy landscape. (PESN and BeforeItsNews July 26, 2011)
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Latest / Top 5 Exotic Free Energy Technologies: Directory:Solid State Generators > Directory:Solid State Batteries / Directory:Capacitors > Directory:Endless Electric Field Generator (EEFG) > Breakthrough Solid State Generator - We have finally been given permission to discuss this technology that we consider to be at the very top of our list of emerging clean energy technologies. Solid state, low (for now), continuous power, commercial in maybe 24 months, cheap, high power density, no radioactivity, no existing physics laws broken. (PESN and BeforeItsNews July 23, 2011)
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Latest: Directory:Batteries > Directory:Water-Powered Batteries > Directory:CENIMA's Paper Battery that Charges with Water from Humidity - CENIMAT researchers in Portugal have developed a paper battery technology that store or even harvests energy from water. The charging process is automatically initiated at the sites with more than 40% moisture in the atmosphere. This innovation can be used for the production of power for electronics. (PESWiki and BeforeItsNews July 19, 2011)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Batteries > New battery design could give electric vehicles a jolt - A radically new approach to the design of batteries, developed by researchers at MIT, could provide a lightweight and inexpensive alternative to existing batteries for electric vehicles and the power grid. The technology could even make “refueling” such batteries as quick and easy as pumping gas into a conventional car. (MIT June 6, 2011)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Capacitors / Directory:Batteries / Directory:Tesla Motors, Inc. > Tesla CEO: Super-capacitors Trump Electric Car Batteries - Unlike batteries, supercapacitors do not lose the ability to store charge with age. Supercapacitors also have a much higher power density than batteries, and they can provide power far more quickly than existing battery technology. And they can supply up to 95% of the energy used to charge it on discharging. (AllCarsElectric March 24, 2011)
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Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries / Directory:Capacitors > New battery technology may allow for complete recharging within minutes - New batteries being developed at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign are said to offer all the advantages of capacitors and batteries, in one unit. They have the rapid charge/discharge capability of capacitors, while also having the ability to store large amounts of energy, like batteries. (News:GizMag March 21, 2011)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries / Directory:Electric Vehicles > New Materials Could Double Chevy Volt Battery Capacity - The Chevy Volt is set to become even more appealing as GE announced it is working on a new generation of batteries with double the energy-storage capacity. GM’s licensed battery-electrode materials developed at Argonne National Laboratory (a U.S. Department of Energy lab) use mixed-metal oxides that not only increase storage capacity, but improve the safety and durability of car batteries. (Inhabitat January 17, 2011)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Capacitors > New Lithium-Ion Ultracapacitor Can Charge Tools In Under 60 Seconds - New York-based company Ioxus has developed a new type of lithium ion ultracapacitor that can potentially deliver large amounts of energy in a small amount of time. This makes them ideal for items that require large amounts of power for acceleration, energy capture, or ‘high power application’ – such as power tools. (Inhabitat January 13, 2011)
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Latest: Directory:Batteries > Directory:Thermal Electric > Directory:Solid State Generators > Directory:Karpen's Pile -- A Battery That Has Produced Energy Continuously Since 1950s - A battery designed in 1908 by Nicolae Vasilescu-Karpen, patented in 1922, and called "the uniform-temperature thermoelectric pile," has allegedly been producing energy continuously in a Romanian museum since the 1950s. (PESWiki January 4, 2011)


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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Batteries > IBM Projects Holographic Phones, Air-Driven Batteries - A survey of 3,000 IBM scientists predicts that by 2015 we will be using mobile phones that will project a 3D holographic image of callers. They have also predicted that batteries would move beyond lithium-ion construction to more energy-dense materials, greatly increasing their power capacity and allowing them to recharge by ‘breathing’ the air around them. (EWeekEurope December 24, 2010)
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Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium Ion Batteries > Sandia Creates World’s Smallest Single Nanowire Battery - Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have succeeded in creating the world’s smallest battery that consists of a single nanowire (as the battery’s anode) which is one seven-thousandth the thickness of a human hair. The hope is that this will help scientists discover what occurs inside lithium-ion storage devices and how they charge and discharge. (Inhabitat December 13, 2010)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium Ion Batteries / Directory:BioElectricity > Directory:Microorganisms in Energy Production > Tobacco Mosaic Virus Could Boost Li Batteries - The tobacco mosaic virus is a destructive beast infecting over a hundred different species of plants, including tomatoes. But it may have a weird eco benefit: Incorporated into lithium batteries, it can increase storage capacity ten times. (Slashdot December 10, 2010)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Capacitors > Directory:Superconductors > Graphene supercapacitor breaks storage record - Researchers in the US have made a graphene-based supercapacitor that can store as much energy per unit mass as nickel metal hydride batteries – but unlike batteries, it can be charged or discharged in just minutes or even seconds. The new device has a specific energy density of 85.6 Wh/kg at room temperature and 136 Wh/kg at 80 °C. (PhysicsWorld Nov 26, 2010)
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Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium Ion Batteries > World's Most Powerful Industrial Lithium-Ion Battery - Corvus Energy is transforming the marine, transportation and energy industries with its release of an advanced lithium-ion battery technology that is able to store and distribute energy in megawatt sizes and has the capacity to output sustained power comparable to diesel engines in hybrid and full-electric vessels and vehicles. (Energy Daily Nov. 3, 2010)
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Directory:Solar / Directory:Storage / Directory:Thermal Electric > Thermo-Chemical Solar Energy could be efficient and indefinitely storable - Researchers at MIT are working on a new process in thermo-chemical solar energy that uses a molecular structure reconfiguration to capture energy from the sun, potentially storing it forever. A molecule of fulvalene diruthenium changes its configuration when it absorbs heat, and later releases heat when it snaps back to its original shape. (MIT News Oct. 26, 2010)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Flywheels > Directory:Beacon Power > Stronger, More Cost-Effective Flywheels for Grid Storage - Beacon Power is now working with U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) on the development of a next-generation of flywheel storage. The new flywheel storage system is expected to be able to store 4 times as much energy as present flywheels, and at one-eighth the per kilowatt-hour cost. (EcoGeek Oct. 4,2010)
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Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium Ion Batteries > Paper-Thin Batteries Provide Bendable Power - New carbon nanotube-based technology could literally allow companies to paint layers of electricity-holding lithium-ion on standard pieces of paper. The new batteries, which are just 300 ?m thick, are thinner and more flexible, and they exhibit higher energy density and other electrical advantages, compared with other types of thin batteries. (Chemical & Engineering News Sept. 20, 2010)
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Directory:Microorganisms in Energy Production / Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium Ion Batteries > Virus-Built Wearable Batteries Could Power Military - Two different viruses have been used to create the cathode and anode for a lithium-ion battery. If research pans out, the parts could be grown in and harvested from tobacco plants and then woven into or sprayed onto clothing to power a wide range of electronic devices. (Discovery News Aug 24, 2010)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Utility Scale Batteries > Bradwell's cheap, reliable batteries to store renewable energy - A battery designed by MIT grad student, David Bradwell, has active components that are liquid, which enables it to handle high currents without fracturing, and could eventually cost less than $100 per kilowatt-hour. Bradwell's battery is based on an electrolyte that can dissolve a compound consisting of two metals, such as magnesium and antimony ... (MIT Technology Review Aug., 2010)

Directory:Storage > Directory:Capacitors > International research team develops ultrahigh-power energy storage devices - A team of researchers from the U.S. and France report the development of a mirco-supercapacitor with remarkable properties. The paper will be published in the premier scientific journal Nature Nanotechnology online. These micro-supercapacitors have the potential to power nomad electronics, wireless sensor networks, biomedical implants, active RFID tags... (PhysOrg August 17, 2010)

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Directory:Storage / Directory:Electrical Grid > Cryogen Energy Storage System Could Cut Peak Fuel Use by Half - A new energy storage system being developed by the University of Leeds and the Chinese Academy of Sciences uses excess energy from off peak times to chill a nitrogen-oxygen mixture called cryogen. Then, the next time demand spikes, the mixture can be boiled using waste heat to produce power. (Inhabitat Aug. 12, 2010)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > - Forget today’s primitive energy storage devices — one day we may use “ultra batteries” made out of xenon and fluoride. Currently under development at Washington State University, these ultra-batteries can store more condensed energy than any other type of battery in existence. (Inhabitat July 6, 2010)
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Directory:Storage > 'Never-before-seen material' can store vast amounts of energy - Using super-high pressures similar to those found deep in the Earth or on a giant planet, researchers from Washington State University have created a compact, never-before-seen material capable of storing vast amounts of energy. Described by one of the researchers as “the most condensed form of energy storage outside of nuclear energy,” the material holds potential for creating a new class of energetic materials... (GizMag July 4, 2010)
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Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Batteries > Carbon Nanotube Batteries Pack More Punch - Carbon nanotubes are attractive materials for battery-making because of their high surface area, which can accept more positive ions and potentially last longer than conventional batteries. Instead of this design, researchers at MIT have introduced something new — using chemically modified carbon nanotubes as the positive ion source themselves. (Science June 20, 2010)
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Directory:Electromagnetic > Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:ArcticTek:Chris Hunter (Alaska Star)'s Axial Flux Motor > Power Trip: A look at inventor Chris Hunter - Local coverage reviews the several amazing pursuits under way by this eccentric Alaskan inventor, including ways to extend the life of batteries, creating better motors for his electric vehicle conversion project, and ways to draw heat and power from ambient air. (Frintiersman June 19, 2010)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Air-fuelled STAIR battery could last ten times longer than traditional cells - The revolutionary 'STAIR' (St Andrews Air) battery cells are charged in a traditional way but as they are discharged, an open mesh section of battery draws in oxygen from the surrounding air which reacts with a porous carbon component inside the battery, which creates more energy and helps to continually 'charge' the cell as it is being discharged. (Telegraph UK May 20, 2010)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium Ion Batteries > Planar Energy Displays Breakthrough Battery Technology, Fully Tested By UCF Researchers - A breakthrough by Planar Energy in Florida involves using a new generation solid state electrolyte within a lithium ion battery rather than the typical liquid electrolytes found in use today. This technology could lead to reduced costs and better performance for large format lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries. (AllCarsElectric March 3, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Storage > Directory:Utility Scale Batteries / Directory:Refrigeration > Directory:Isentropic Gravel Batteries for Renewable Grid Storage - Using two large tanks of gravel, argon gas, and a special heat pump design, the British company, Isentropic, uses the temperature difference between the tanks as an inexpensive energy storage and retrieval mechansim. Applicactions also include heating/cooling as well as solar generation. (PESWiki Apr. 28, 2010)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Capacitors > Big Energy Storage in Thin Films - Researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia have demonstrated that it's possible to use techniques borrowed from the chip-making industry to make thin-film carbon ultracapacitors that store three times as much energy by volume as conventional ultracapacitor materials and they could operate without ever being replaced. (MIT Technology Review April 22, 2010)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium > Directory:Lithium > Lithium-air batteries offer three times the energy density - Lithium-air batteries have the potential of providing energy densities up to three times that of the conventional lithium-ion batteries found in just about every portable consumer electronics device and electric vehicles. Researchers at MIT have made a breakthrough that could help make the commercial development of lightweight rechargeable batteries a reality. (GizMag Apr. 5, 2010)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium EcoloCap claims its battery technology more than 98% efficient - The Nano Lithium X Battery by EcoloCap offers over 98 percent efficiency and has "the world’s highest energy density output per mass". The battery was also found to have the "fastest recharge time of any comparable commercial battery" together with the "lowest cost per energy output". (GizMag March 24, 2010)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Flywheels > Flywheel Energy Storage: a Much Greener, 90% Efficient Battery - An overview of the principles of flywheel operation and applications, which range from acting as a UPS for a hospital to putting an entire train to movement and then to cruise speed, only by its power. (GreenOptimistic April 8, 2009)
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Directory:Plastic and Energy / Directory:Batteries > The battery's dead: Scientists invent wafer-thin plastic that can store electricity - British scientists say they have created a plastic that can store and release electricity, revolutionising the way we use phones, drive cars - and even wear clothes. The technology could also lead to flexible computer screens that can be folded up and carried around like a piece of paper. (DailyMail Feb. 6, 2010)
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Directory:Storage > Directory:Batteries > Car Bodies Could Store Energy Like Batteries (Video) - Researchers at the Imperial College in London are developing a new material that can store and release electrical energy like a battery. Once perfected, scientists hope the substance will replace standard car bodies, making vehicles up to 15 percent lighter and significantly extending the range of electric vehicles. (Inhabitat Feb. 8, 2010) (Also Engadget)


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