Offshore wind farm

Old Wind Turbine Blades Will Be Used To Store Energy

Wind turbines have grown as a leading source of renewable energy due to their many benefits, including their low electricity cost. Their opponents frequently use the fact that they need backup or energy storage against to discredit them. However, Energy Vault and Enel Green Power have partnered to develop a gravity energy storage system that…

Solar panels under a storm cloud.

USU Team Builds Solar Energy Systems With Spent Electric Vehicle Batteries

A team of researchers from the Utah Power Electronics Lab at Utah State University has developed solar energy systems using discarded electric vehicle batteries. The team submitted it as part of the American-Made Solar Prize competition and was one of 10 finalists. Projects like these address both the electronic waste potential of electric vehicle batteries…

Tesla electric car

Tesla Developing Car Battery That Lasts A ‘Million Miles’

Electric vehicles have long been seen as a promising alternative to gasoline-powered cars, except with an Achilles heel — batteries. While that was true for decades, researchers at Tesla, Panasonic, among other companies and universities helped change that. They achieved range well over 200 miles for all of their current cars (and over 300 miles…

Nissan Leaf Approved To Supply Energy To Germany’s Power Grid

The Nissan Leaf electric car has been approved for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) connections by German regulators, making it the first electric car to get such an approval. This is positive step forward for the concept of distributed energy storage, discussed below. V2G is a concept that enables electric vehicle batteries to supply power to the electric…