Getting Charged Up On National Battery Day

Batteries can be found in virtually every household item – remote controls, phones, smoke alarms and toys. They even help us power important equipment like our cars, boats, lawn mowers and more.

Observed each year on February 18th, National Battery Day is a day to appreciate the convenience batteries provide to our everyday lives. 

What is LiFePO4 and Why is it a Better Choice?

All lithium chemistries are not created equal. In fact, most American consumers – electronic enthusiasts aside – are only familiar with a limited range of lithium solutions. The most common versions are built from cobalt oxide, manganese oxide and nickel oxide formulations.

Building Safer Lithium-ion Batteries

Lithium-ion battery technology has popped in and out of the news in recent years, mostly for safety concerns. But engineers who understand how lithium batteries work know that it’s among the best and safest commercial options for energy storage needs. Lithium-ion batteries remain the go-to energy storage technology worldwide and account for 83 percent of newly announced energy storage projects in 2016, according to a new report by Navigant Research.

Growth in the Solar Power Market Exploded in 2016

The United States’ solar energy market is booming, and 2016 was a remarkable year for renewable energy growth. In fiscal Q3 and Q4, the industry saw record growth in new photovoltaic installations, which increased the total nationwide solar capacity to 35.8 gigawatts. 

The Best Golf Cart Batteries: Lithium vs. Lead Acid

The golf cart battery industry is in a state of flux. On one hand we have golf cart manufacturers and retailers that realize lithium-ion batteries are better for golf cart performance and longevity than lead acid batteries. On the other hand are consumers who resist the high upfront cost of lithium golf cart batteries, and consequently still rely on inferior lead-acid battery options.

Upcoming Electric Car Batteries Can Recharge Faster, Last Longer

Electric cars are still a growing force in the automobile market, despite low gas prices in the U.S. for the last two years. The industry is seeing research innovations and consumer demand equally propelled by the desire to maximize green energy opportunities and harness the potential of autonomous vehicles.

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