A new type of thermal battery could store intermittent wind and solar energy. It forms the basis of a new company, Fourth Power.
With some tweaks, the company believes it can make cells while still maintaining the chemistry’s longevity and energy density.
The team came up with a system that integrated a heat pump and a hot water storage tank with a pod that turns the system into a thermal battery.
Venture capitalists and private equity firms have invested over $40 billion into battery technology startups, and some of those investments are now coming to fruition.
The automotive sector's ups and downs can make big bets hard to place. And yet the money keeps flowing. What's behind the bravado?
A recent test hints at buses' massive potential to stabilize a grid that’s increasingly threatened by extreme weather.
VoltStorage recently raised a Series C worth $24 million from engine manufacturer Cummins. Its previous rounds included investments from SOSV and EIT InnoEnergy.
The world needs a climate tech startup that’s like an early-days Uber, a company that won’t take no for an answer.
Tesla’s mythical solar roofs may be on ice right now, but its conventional solar business is a whole ‘nother story. This afternoon, the automaker said the division notched its “stron
Silicon-lead battery startup Gridtential today announced partnerships with two players in the lead-acid market, Hammond Group and Wirtz Manufacturing.
The U.S. was delivered a setback in its efforts to mitigate climate change. Investors are dismayed but still optimistic.
Rimac Group made headlines after raising a Series D round that valued the Croatian startup at $2.2 billion, prompting the question: How has it succeeded where so many other EV makers have struggled?
Commercial fleets are poised for electrification, and Synop wants to give operators more control over their vehicles.
Stopping the dire pace and consequences of climate change requires a diverse range of climate technologies across multiple fronts, and alternative energies play an essential role. However, changing th
Porsche’s venture arm has taken a minority stake in 1Komma5°, a five-month-old German startup aiming to offer households everything needed for a carbon neutral home, including energy storage, c
Climate in the last decade has been unprecedented in many ways, none of them good. Wildfires in California have consumed entire towns; thousands of miles away, New Yorkers inhale the ashes.
Tesla broke ground on its “Megafactory,” a new production facility in California, so christened because it will produce the company’s large-scale battery system Megapack. News of the pre
A combination of a new blueprint for managing energy on the grid plus behavior change is needed.
In order to support a buildout of renewable energy, which tends to over-generate electricity at certain times of day and under-generate at others, the grid is going to need a lot of batteries. While l
Although wireless charging is still relatively new to the market, the benefits are beginning to become glaringly self-evident.