Batteries

New Carbon Capture Research Emphasizes Recycling, Not Sequestration

Carbon capture is still alive and kicking, thanks in part to new systems that use carbon dioxide to generate electricity and produce sustainable hydrogen ...

Optimistic in spite of reality

My first summer job that didn’t involve cutting grass was in Bosnia with an outfit called Conflict Resolution Catalysts, which had the lofty mandate of restoring interethnic civility in the war-torn region. Fittingly, the group’s motto was “optimističan uprkos stvarnosti” (optimistic in sp ...

Solar-Plus-Storage Beats Combined Cycle Gas in Jordan and Morocco

Solar-plus-storage is already competitive with the world's most efficient form of gas generation in Morocco and Jordan, according to new research by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. Solar on its own is much cheaper than combined-cycle gas turbines (CCGTs) in both markets, states the Solar-plus- ...

Twice Burned, Once Shy—Why Californians Should Be Wary of Bailing Out PG&E Again

The last time Pacific Gas & Electric declared bankruptcy, in 2001, its customers paid billions of dollars in higher rates while company creditors and shareholders lost little. In that case, PG&E’s losses were largely due to deregulation and marketplace manipulations by Enron and others. The Cal ...

Tesla Gigafactory 1 Timeline & Results — CleanTechnica Deep Dive

Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada is a proof of concept. Originally, the factory was supposed to be completed in 2020, have a production capacity of 35 GWh of battery cells and 50 GWh of battery packs, and employ 6,500 people. In 2017, these plans were altered publicly, as Elon Musk claimed that t ...

Toyota & Panasonic Form Battery Manufacturing Partnership

Toyota and Panasonic have agreed to a new joint venture that is expected to lower the cost of batteries and boost solid state technology research. Does this mean Toyota is finally ready to embrace the electric car revolution? ...

New 38 kWh Hyundai Ioniq — Compared To Tesla Model 3 Standard & LEAF E+

A Hyundai marketing slide has leaked onto the internet, showing a planned refresh of the Ioniq EV coming in September 2019 with a new 38.3 kWh battery pack and the range increased by 35%, giving it a likely EPA range rating of around 167 miles. Will this modest refresh keep the Ioniq competitive ...

Everything You Need To Know About The Tesla Powerwall 2 (2019 Edition)

The Tesla Powerwall 2 is one of the most advanced residential energy storage systems in the world and it all starts with the batteries. The leadership highlights the fact that Tesla is not only a carmaker but also a major battery company that sells its batteries in a variety of form factors, includ ...

Surprisingly Affordable Electric Vehicles

When will electric vehicles cost the same or less than gas cars? If you are buying a used vehicle, the answer is “Today.” If you are considering buying a used car, cost is clearly important to you.  That’s why you should seriously consider a used electric vehicle (EVs). Lists of cars that l ...

Unpacking Florida Power & Light’s ‘30 Million Solar Panels’ Promise

Florida Power & Light said Wednesday it will install 30 million solar panels by 2030, achieving "the largest installation of solar panels by a regulated utility in the world." The “30 by 30” goal would entail a major escalation of the regulated utility’s solar capacity. It has developed rou ...