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November 29, 2012
News Feature
SLAC and Stanford will join a team that will receive $120 million from the DOE to establish a new batteries and energy storage hub – the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR).
Image - JCESR logo
October 25, 2012
News Feature
Solar, wind and other renewable energy sources reduce consumption of fossil fuels but also pose challenges to the electrical grid because their power generation fluctuates, heightening the need for better battery technology to store their energy until it's needed to feed the grid.
Photo - Wind turbines along a highway
July 18, 2012
News Feature
Most electric cars, from the Tesla Model S to the Nissan Leaf, run on rechargeable lithium-ion batteries – a pricey technology that accounts for more than half of the vehicle's total cost. One promising alternative is the lithium-sulfur battery, which can theoretically store five times more energy at a much lower cost.
Mike Toney and Johanna Nelson at SSRL
December 7, 2011
News Feature
If the excitement and enthusiasm of young scientists like Eric Verploegen could be pumped directly into the power grid, the world's energy problems could be solved tomorrow.
Eric Verploegen

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