Batteries en New Battery To Store Wind Energy Being Tested In Tri-Cities <p>A new battery power storage system that may provide some long term solutions to storing power from the electrical grid is being tested in the Tri-Cities. Steve Jackson reports.</p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 13:41:09 +0000 Steve Jackson 30571 at The Future of Energy Storage, Electric Cars: Batteries <p></p><p>High-tech batteries could be a solution to storing renewable energy. They could also help electric cars drive farther before needing to recharge. A Washington laboratory is joining a nationwide team of scientist and industry professionals to advance battery performance. Sat, 01 Dec 2012 01:39:02 +0000 Courtney Flatt 19174 at WSU Researchers Patent Longer Battery Life Technology <p>Researchers at Washington State University say they&#39;ve found a way to keep lithium batteries charged three times longer. These are the batteries used in laptops, cell phones and electric vehicles. The key ingredient in the new battery design is tin, as a replacement for carbon, which is more common.</p><p>The research is lead by engineering professor Grant Norton. He says the improvements could keep many electronic devices running much longer. Thu, 24 May 2012 00:39:18 +0000 Colin Fogarty 8839 at WSU Researchers Patent Longer Battery Life Technology