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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A cleaner, greener way to store solar and wind energy

With the continuing rise of solar and wind power, the hunt is on for cheap batteries that are able to store large amounts of energy and deliver it when it’s dark and the wind is still.

 Last year researchers reported an advance on one potentially cheap, energy-packing battery. But it required toxic and caustic materials. Now, the same team has revised its chemistry, doing away with the noxious constituents—an advance that could make future such batteries far cheaper and simpler to build.


  1. This is really cool. Glad to see such a huge advance in this field.

  2. What most people don't realize is that every electric vehicle on the road today has a hugh carbon foot print in it's creation.

    Cleaner, greener batteries will lessen that foot print to more acceptable levels.

    When an electric car rolls off the production line, it has already been responsible for 30,000 pounds of carbon-dioxide emission. The amount for making a conventional car: 14,000 pounds.