Batteries & Other Energy Storage Devices

May 2022
Turning High-Rise Buildings into Batteries

Lift Energy Storage Technology (LEST) (a) system components, (b) not changed and (c) fully charged building, (d) operating on energy storage, (e) electricity generation, or (f) ancillary services mode.

­The world’s capacity to generate electricity from solar panels, wind turbines, and other renewable technologies has been steadily increasing over the last few years, and global renewable electricity capacity is expected to rise still further by more than 60% from 2020 levels by 2026. This is equivalent to th
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Date:
05/31/2022
Extending Laptop Battery Life in Real-World Usage Scenarios

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Laptop battery life in the real World

­Introduction Laptop battery life estimates advertised by OEMs are rarely accurate, but they are a major selling feature for a product. Laptops that can last an entire day of use (10+ hours) on a single charge often command two to three times the price of a laptop that has a run time of a few hours. A lot
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Date:
05/18/2022
Recycled Lithium Outperforms New Materials
­  One of the major problems with the transition to renewables is batteries. Over time, batteries deplete and lose their ability to hold a charge. This will have a huge impact in the future. Currently, we are in the first real generation of electric vehicles. In the coming decade, the majority of bat
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05/03/2022
Ascend Elements' New Hydro-to-Cathode EV Battery Recycling and Engineered Materials Technology
­Ascend Elements is sharing new details of its innovative Hydro-to-Cathode process technology, which helps explain how the company can transform critical elements from recycled lithium-ion batteries into new cathode materials that rival or exceed the performance of cathode materials made with virgin metals. The company i
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05/02/2022
New Technique is Ultrasound for Charging Through Skin
­At the moment, we rely on batteries to power many things in our homes and working lives. However, there is the potential to increase that number if we had new methods of recharging. These days, most batteries are rechargeable, especially ones that are expected to work for a long time in place. It is sensible, as
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05/01/2022
Why did Tesla Give up on Battery Swapping?
­Battery swapping is a roundabout way to address “range anxiety” – a roundabout way that ignores technological progress. It focuses on the symptoms – rather than the cause – of an ailment that’s impeding the wider deployment of electric vehicles. And oddly enough, one of the leading innovators in the EV
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Date:
05/01/2022