Disaster Recovery Orgs Turn To Batteries And Solar Power-BATTERY POWER BRIEF | Direct Relief, a nonprofit disaster recovery organization based in Santa Barbara, California, is protecting itself with a solar-powered microgrid, equipped with a Tesla battery and software, Fast Company reports.
Future Electric Cars Could Be One Giant Battery-BATTERY POWER BRIEF | Researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden believe the bodies of electric cars can be utilized to operate as electrodes in a lithium-ion battery, becoming part of the battery itself.
NASA Places Initial Order For KULR’s Battery Testing Devices-BATTERY POWER BRIEF | KULR today announced that NASA has placed an initial order for the Internal Short Circuit trigger battery cells, which can replicate lithium-ion battery cell failures in battery pack designs. The ISC is licensed, manufactured and distributed by KULR under an exclusive agreement with the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
EC Warns Of Lithium Danger, Calls For Alternative Battery Technologies-BATTERY POWER BRIEF | The European Commission report Towards the Battery of the Future says innovation in battery technology is imperative, and while hailing lithium as today’s battery of choice, delivers stark warnings about the chemistry. It is particularly scathing about the issue of the end-of-life for lithium batteries.
Phoenix Contact UPS Gives Real-Time Battery Health Feedback-BATTERY POWER PRODUCT | Phoenix Contact’s new QUINT DC UPS is the first industrial UPS platform to provide real-time information about a battery’s health over standard industrial networking protocols, such as EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, EtherCAT, and USB. With this data, the user knows the state of the UPS system before there is a problem. This enables more..
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