Global geothermal industry passes 12,000 MW operational

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The global geothermal industry surpassed 12,000 MW of geothermal power operational, with about 600 MW of new geothermal power coming online globally, according to a year-end update by the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA). Ormat Technologies, and AltaRock Energy. It was built by US Geothermal and TAS Energy. In Nevada, NV Energy is looking to replace coal plants with 300 MW of renewable energy, including geothermal.

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Startup Blue Current seeking to commercialize non-flammable fluorinated electrolytes for Li-ion batteries

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For example, as more people are installing solar panels on their homes, some are thinking about storing that energy for rainy days or nighttime use. Dominica H. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) battery scientist Nitash Balsara and co-inventor Joseph DeSimone of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have launched Blue Current , a startup company backed by investment firm Faster LLC, to commercialize their non-flammable electrolytes for Li-ion batteries.

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New hybrid polymer-glass electrolyte for solid-state lithium batteries

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Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a novel electrolyte for use in solid-state lithium batteries that overcomes many of the problems that plague other solid electrolytes while also showing signs of being compatible with next-generation cathodes. Dominica H.