Molten-air battery's storage capacity among the highest of any battery type
Wind turbines operate under great turbulence, with consequences for grid stability
Better power grid synchronization may enable smart grids to self-recover from failures
Power grid upgrades may cause blackouts, warns Braess's paradox
The sun also flips: 11-year solar cycle wimpy, but peaking
(Phys.org) —In a 3-meter diameter hollow aluminum sphere, Cary Forest, a UW-Madison physics professor, is stirring and heating plasmas to 500,000 degrees Fahrenheit to experimentally mimic the magnetic ...
Physicists suggest electrical networks more at risk of cascading failure than thought
New battery design could help solar and wind power the grid
(Phys.org) —Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind ...
Engineers craft new material for high-performing 'supercapacitors'
Taking a significant step toward improving the power delivery of systems ranging from urban electrical grids to regenerative braking in hybrid vehicles, researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering ...
Privacy group gets NSA files on utility research
Tiny bubbles snap carbon nanotubes like twigs
What's 100 times stronger than steel, weighs one-sixth as much and can be snapped like a twig by a tiny air bubble? The answer is a carbon nanotube -- and a new study by Rice University scientists details ...
Satellite proposed to send solar power to Earth
'Amplified' nanotubes may power the future
Rice University scientists have achieved a pivotal breakthrough in the development of a cable that will make an efficient electric grid of the future possible.
How to choose a catalyst: Predicting which materials will perform best in fuel cells and metal air batteries
MIT researchers have found a new way to predict which materials will perform best as catalysts for oxygen reduction, a core process in metal air batteries and fuel cells, opening up the possibility of faster ...
The heat is on for sodium-manganese oxide rechargeable batteries
(PhysOrg.com) -- By adding the right amount of heat, researchers have developed a method that improves the electrical capacity and recharging lifetime of sodium ion rechargeable batteries, which could be a ...