By Richard Martin for The MIT Technology Review: A group of Stanford researchers have come up with a nanoscale “designer carbon” material that can be adjusted to make energy storage devices, solar panels, and potentially carbon capture systems more powerful and efficient. The designer carbon that has reached the market in recent years shares the Swiss-cheese-like structure of activated carbon, enhancing its ability to catalyze certain chemical reactions and store electrical charges; but it’s “designed” in the sense that the chemical composition of the material, and the size of the pores, can be manipulated to fit specific uses. The designer carbon tested at Stanford is “both versatile and controllable,” according to Zhenan Bao, a professor of chemical engineering and the senior author of the study, which appeared in the latest issue of the journal ACS Central Science. “Producing high-surface-area carbons with controlled chemical composition and morphology is really challenging,” says Bao. Other methods currently available, she says, “are either quite expensive or they don’t offer control over the chemical structure and morphology.” Cont'd...
Intersolar Europe is taking place from 10-12 June in Munich, Germany
CA Energy Commission Awards Grant to Center for Sustainable Energy for First Standards-Based Smart EV Charging Platform
CSE will work closely with KnGrid, a leader in vehicle-grid communications, to create a standardized platform that optimizes charging benefits for both grid operators and vehicle owners.
Samsung SDI (KRX:006400) unveiled two residential energy storage systems (ESS), 5.5kWh and 8.0kWh, at Intersolar Europe 2015 in Munich, Germany.
To keep up with these trends, LG CNS, a leader in the Korean IT service market, has emerged as a new force in energy storage system integration around the globe.
eMotorWerks and Slingshot Power announce bundled solar power and EV charging solution for industry-leading efficiency
Unique bundle integrates the most advanced smart grid electric car charging solution with the most efficient solar systems.
ESNA is seeking project nominees in three categories: Centralized Storage (utility-scale), Distributed Storage (commercial, industrial or residential) and Mobility (transportation, electric vehicles and enabling infrastructure).
Battery cell control system extends lifespan of storage devices and reduces costs
Creating the perfect solution for home and commercial "prosumers" keen to maximize their self-consumption.
Intersolar - THE INNOVATION PRIZE FOR THE ENERGY STORAGE INDUSTRY - WE UNVEIL THE WINNERS OF THE ees AWARD
The three winners won over the panel with their pioneering solutions that boost the efficiency, profitability and functionality of energy storage systems.
Energy storage roadmap released at ninth IRENA Council meeting
Saft expands its Li-ion solar energy storage portfolio with new Intensium Home 10M system designed for prosumers*
Intensium Home 10M is a high performance 10 kWh/ 10 kW battery designed specifically for high-end residential and small commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) installations. ---- New partnership with KACO new energy GmbH teams Intensium Home 10M with the perfect inverter to enable prosumers to maximize their self-consumption. ---- Saft Li-ion energy storage systems are ideally suited for "behind the meter" and swarm** applications.
ProQuip Brings Power to Hamilton Park with First in Class, Innovative and Eco-Friendly Charging Station
ProQuip, an international leader in the new energy sector, has engineered Park N' Charge, a re-charging station that runs 100% on solar power. A Park N' Charge unit has been installed in Lifesavers Park in Ontario and delivers the convenience of eco-friendly power and cost savings.
Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLD) today announced that it has signed a framework agreement with Tangshan Railway Vehicle Company, Limited (TRC) for development of a new fuel cell module that will be designed to meet the requirements of tram or Ground Transport Vehicle (GTV) applications.
Balancing renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power with fluctuating demand is a key challenge for smart grids. Market leader in integrated power systems - Socomec - has developed a solution that converts and stores the energy produced, therefore compensating for the intermittent nature of these energy sources. Socomec Sunsys PCS² power conversion and storage system optimises self-consumption, manages the variance between supply and demand. Through investment in innovation, Socomec has been able to meet the requirements of multiple applications in one single device.
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