2/4/2011 9:35:36 AM
Times Union: Clean energy boot camp
ALBANY -- It's considered the Achilles' heel of clean energy. And 150 entrepreneurs, policymakers and researchers gathered Wednesday at the University at Albany to discuss what to do about energy storage.
They heard about personal-size ultracapacitors that could be recharged again and again, seemingly forever, so that you'd never have to buy a replacement battery for your cellphone or laptop.
And they heard about heavy-duty batteries that will soon be manufactured by General Electric Co. in Schenectady, large enough to store utility-quantity amounts of electricity and strong enough to power a freight train. Full Article