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A research group at the University of Illinois has developed technology that may have lasting implications for electric vehicles (EVs) and other electronics.
The group, led by Paul Braun, a professor of material sciences and engineering, has come up with technology that creates a much more rapid charging time for lithium-ion batteries, which power electronics like cellphones, laptops 463305-751 and defibrillators. Lithium-ion batteries also power EVs, which can take all night to charge at home and up to an hour to charge at EV stations.
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A person’s arsenal of wireless communications devices?smartphones, tablets, laptops, et cetera?places a heavy burden on surrounding cell towers. But when storms or power surges interrupt electrical service, these towers are Apple 24V 1.875A forced to rely on a costly and environmentally unfriendly combination of lead-acid batteries and diesel generators to keep wireless users connected.
The University of California, Riverside is now using a bank of lithium ion batteries to help reduce its peak electrical load, while creating a powerful Apple 24V 2.65A engineering research lab. Housed in the Winston Chung Hall, this 1.1 Megawatt-hour battery bank is one of the largest battery storage systems currently installed in a university setting.
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But with high gasoline prices and increased global competition, the U.S. government has taken a renewed interest in developing and producing next-generation batteries within its borders. "Energy storage now is very strategic, not only for Argonne, but for the country," Amine said. "Whoever develops the Compaq 18.5V 3.8A technology will become the Saudi Arabia of batteries, so obviously it's very critical to get the technologies."
A new DOE agency, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, is key to the president's vision of scientific "breakthroughs" that can reshape energy, generate jobs Dell 19.5V 3.34A and sharpen the United States' competitive edge.
Obama gave ARPA-E, as it's known, its first endowment in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Over the past year and a half, the agency sought out "game-changing" technologies now in their infancy at Dell 19.5V 7.7A research labs, startup companies and some adventurous larger firms. It tried to assess the best projects, granted them between $1 million and $5 million, and issued this challenge: over three years, to advance their technology to a point where the private sector will snap it up.