Solar storage: Tesla, Enphase and AGL see a sunny future in Australia

Greater efficiency: 5×4, a solar powered unit in East Melbourne, will soon add Enphase batteries to its array of technologies. Photo: supplied Tony Abbott loved coal, said it was “good for humanity.” After Malcolm Turnbull dethroned him, the new Prime Minister declared disruption technology to be the way forward, “if we are agile and smart enough […]

Using Hydrogen To Enhance Lithium Ion Batteries

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have found that lithium ion batteries operate longer and faster when their electrodes are treated with hydrogen. Lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are a class of rechargeable battery types in which lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive electrode during discharge and back when charging. The growing demand […]

Enabling the Future of Electrically Powered Systems

The world’s consumption of electrical energy is rapidly expanding, driven by growing mobile media, cloud computing infrastructure, the expansion of industrial power demand, and an emerging electric vehicle market. Worldwide consumption of electricity has grown by more than 47% from 2000 to 2012 (Figure 1), and is expected to expand even faster in the future. […]