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MIT Researchers Found a Cheap Way to Use Old Molten Salt Batteries Technology to Store Energy

MIT discovery resurrects potential of molten salt batteries for grid level power storage New Atlas, January 22nd, 2018 One of the primary problems with renewable energy, particularly wind and solar, is that power gets generated when the wind or sun is available, rather than when it’s most needed. This problem would more or less disappear if […]

MIT Produces a New Power-Efficient Converter for IoT Devices

MIT Introduces New Power-Efficient Converter for Reducing Power Consumption in IoT Devices All About Circuits, July 19, 2017 Energy efficiency in the Internet of Things (IoT) devices has become a critical concern for designers due to decreasing device sizes and limited energy storage capacities. The majority of IoT devices are usually deployed in hard-to-reach areas, or […]

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Institutions Collaborate for Largest Renewable Energy Contract on the East Coast

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits The Summit Farms solar facility is a landmark collaboration of three Boston-area institutions to collectively purchase 60 MW of power from a solar farm in North Carolina. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston Medical Center, and Post Office Square Redevelopment Corporation came together to buy the power from Dominion, which […]

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MIT Takes Electrochromic Window Tinting to the Next Level

Energy-efficient window tinting goes dark at the flick of a switch New Atlas, August 14, 2016 Current electrochromic window tinting techniques are effective to a point, but there are limitations to the technology. They’re generally slow to change state, struggle to achieve high levels of darkness, and rely on a constant current to maintain their tint. A team at […]

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Cutting Edge Progress in Flow Battery Technology

“Hourglass” Coal-Killing Steampunk Energy Storage System Could Pump More Wind, Solar Into Grid Cleantechnica, May 26, 2016 The Intertubes have been buzzing with news of a new “hourglass” flow battery that could provide a durable, low cost energy storage system for the nation’s vast wind and solar resources. The old meme about clean power being […]