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Battery Researchers Look to Artificial Intelligence to Slash Recharging Times

Today’s EV fast-charging technology remains slow by gas-station standards. Faster testing processes for new charging techniques would help. The battery sector is turning to artificial intelligence for clues on how to improve recharging rates without increasing the degradation of lithium-ion batteries. Last month, a team from Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the […]

INNOVATION: Soon, batteries from Nuclear waste that last for thousands of years

Next-generation diamond batteries that use energy from radioactive materials have already been developed and tested by researchers at the University of Bristol, who now hope to recycle waste from decommissioned nuclear power plants around the UK New Delhi : Scientists are attempting to transform nuclear waste into batteries that can last for thousands of years. […]

California Finalizes Plan Shifting Key Energy Storage Incentive Toward Blackout Resilience

State to spend half a billion dollars by 2024 helping vulnerable customers install on-site batteries, a big change for the market. California regulators have finalized plans to direct more than half a billion dollars in behind-the-meter battery incentives over the next four years to customers most at risk of being impacted by the state’s increasingly […]

California Seeks to Shift Major Battery Incentive Toward Fire, Blackout Resiliency

CPUC proposes to spend $613 million of total $1.2 billion SGIP budget through 2024 on battery-solar systems for high-fire-risk customers. Over its 13-year history, California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program has been the state’s primary driver for distributed solar, biomass power systems, fuel cells. and, over the past half-decade or so, behind-the-meter batteries. Now California regulators are […]

Why Is Wind + Storage Getting Short Shrift?

Hybrid plants combining wind, solar and batteries can reliably supply electricity during peak-demand hours, the author writes. Chandu Visweswariah is founding president and CEO of Utopus Insights, a New York-based energy analytics company acquired last year by Vestas. Competitive markets are wonderful crucibles of innovation. With decades of accumulated manufacturing experience for use in portable […]