Geothermal energy has the potential to power the world. However, it hasn’t been the hottest renewable energy option because drilling deep enough into the earth is difficult and costly. A startup has recently unearthed a solution: A gyrotron heat ray … Read the rest
GM is one of the largest automakers in the world with a range of models falling under its four brands, Chevy, Buick, Cadillac, and GMC. The automaker made its name selling gas burning cars but in January 2021, it made … Read the rest
The #electric #motorcycles revolution is coming and – shock! – it will be here to stay.
We know many of you out there will take a lot of convincing to convert, so here are some of the most convincing electric … Read the rest
We have a home heating and cooling (HVAC) solution that could move 3-5x more heat than the electricity we put into it. Air source and geothermal heat pumps are an amazing piece of counter-intuitive technology that can be 300-500% efficient. … Read the rest
Exploring why an accidental discovery may have unlocked the holy grail in battery research: an energy dense, long lasting, and safe battery.
Lithium sulfur batteries may be the holy grail of energy storage. Besides fueling electric vehicles (EVs) adoption, they … Read the rest
Batteries are a triumph of science—they allow smartphones and other technologies to exist without anchoring us to an infernal tangle of power cables. Yet even the best batteries will diminish daily, slowly losing capacity until they finally die. Why does … Read the rest
One of the guiding principles of the belief that electric vehicles will take over from internal combustion is the falling cost of batteries. From a pack price of around $1,200 per kWh in 2010, the prices had dropped to $137 … Read the rest
For some, nuclear power may conjure images of mushroom clouds or bring back memories of disturbing nuclear disasters like Chernobyle and Fukushima. But despite public fear around nuclear power, the technology has proved to be an emission-free, reliable way to … Read the rest
Energy storage is becoming an increasingly crowded market which, at least at utility-scale, is still dominated by lithium-ion technology. But cheaper, greener and safer alternatives are being developed all the time. One of the latest candidates uses well-established zinc-bromide chemistry … Read the rest
Utility-scale energy storage is a hot topic right now as grid operators look for ways to economically adopt intermittent renewable sources like wind and solar into our global electrical systems. Now a team at MIT has combined and improved several … Read the rest