18 Sep '12, 3pm

8 cool developments on the road to smarter energy

8 cool developments on the road to smarter energy

Editor's Note: To learn more about smart energy be sure to check out [email protected] , November 12-13, in San Francisco. They're working on a spray-on battery at a university in Texas that could forever change the way we think of energy storage. In Menlo Park, Calif. a startup has just unveiled a robot that adjusts the angle of PV panels down on the solar farm. And did you hear about the company that's recycling rare earth metals from old car batteries? Just a few of the new developments in the SGN Discovery Showcase. Expanding energy storage options with a paint-on battery - A team of materials scientists and chemists from Rice University and the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium have come up with a lithium ion battery they can spray on to a variety of surfaces . Scientific American reports that to test their battery design, "they applied the battery paints onto ...

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