Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Aquion Energy Unveils Next Generation of AHI Battery Technology Delivering a 40 Percent Increase in Energy

Inside an Aquion AHI Battery
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aquion Energy, Inc., developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) batteries and energy storage systems, today unveiled the second generation of AHI technology, delivering energy gains of up to 40 percent. The increased energy is achieved without an increase in the size or weight of either the S-Line Battery Stack or M-Line Battery Module product lines and directly translates into improved performance and delivered value in all of Aquion's target applications.

"We have been hard at work making the world's best long duration battery even better. The improved chemistry of the second generation Aqueous Hybrid Ion battery yields more energy, and will deliver more value for our customers," said Scott A. Pearson, CEO of Aquion Energy. "We are unveiling the new technology at Solar Power International because Aquion's unmatched long duration batteries enable optimal self-consumption of distributed solar generation and ease the burden of intermittent renewable energy on the grid. These two applications are the key to unlocking broad adoption of clean solar electricity as a mainstream energy source." - See more at: 

Aquion Energy Unveils Next Generation of AHI Battery Technology Delivering a 40 Percent Increase in Energy

Thursday, March 6, 2014

US researchers propose Earth's infrared radiation as renewable energy source - SCI_TECH - Globaltimes.cn

Infrared energy emitted from the Earth into space may be potentially harnessed as a renewable energy source in the future, US researchers said Monday.

Physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) proposed a device that would resemble a photovoltaic solar panel. But instead of capturing incoming visible light, it would generate electric power by harvesting energy from Earth's infrared emissions into outer space.

"The energy flow from earth to outer space provides a hitherto neglected opportunity to generate a potentially enormous amount of renewable energy," the researchers reported in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

"The technology does not yet exist to siphon renewable energy out of this flow, but we argue that it is possible to make a device that does exactly that."

The researchers proposed two possible designs for an emissive energy harvester (EEH) to harness such infrared emissions.

The first design, a thermal EEH, would generate electricity by drawing the heat of surface ambient air through a cold plate that could radiate the energy into the atmosphere, with the flow of heat generating work.

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