This is exciting news:
Stanford’s nanowire battery holds 10 times the charge of existing ones
Researchers have figured out a way to make rechargeable lithium-ion batteries produce 10 times the amount of electricity.
“It’s not a small improvement,” Cui said. “It’s a revolutionary development.”
The greatly expanded storage capacity could make Li-ion batteries attractive to electric car manufacturers. Cui suggested that they could also be used in homes or offices to store electricity generated by rooftop solar panels.
“Given the mature infrastructure behind silicon, this new technology can be pushed to real life quickly,” Cui said.
Let’s hope that this patent doesn’t get bought by the energy companies just to keep it off the market.
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Actually, it won't be bought to keep it off the market (at least not indefinitely) – it will be held onto, until oil and gas become impossible to use, and then it will be marketed at a time when it can make really big profits.
just something to keep in mind.