What Happened to A123? (Otra Startup de la energía en la picota)

A few days after A123 went public in the fall of 2009, the value of the company's stock nearly doubled as investors rushed to get a piece of one of the hottest clean-tech companies. The company boasted advanced lithium-ion battery technology, developed at MIT, that promised to popularize electric cars by making batteries more powerful, safer, and longer-lasting.

Las compañías más innovadoras según Lux Research

Lux Research es empresa dedicada a la consultoría estratégica y vigilancia tecnológica surgida en 2004 como spin-off de Lux Capital, empresa de capital-riesgo orientada a la inversión en tecnologías emergentes en el campo de las ciencias físicas y biológicas. Esta empresa, basada en Boston, ha analizado 328 empresas de 15 dominios tecnológicos emergentes que se espera tengan un gran impacto en megatendencias globales como la energía sostenible e infraestructuras, nuevos materiales y salud y bienestar.

Tesla’s Battery Roadblocks.

Justifying the news that Tesla wants to buy SolarCity, the company has explained that it wants to become “the world’s only vertically integrated energy company offering end-to-end clean energy products to our customers.” But it’s got some major challenges to surmount—and the biggest relate to batteries.

Flexible Nanogenerators Offer Dependable Energy Source for Flexible Electronics.

Ever since 2012, when Zhong Lin Wang and his colleagues at Georgia Tech developed the first triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG), Wang and his team have been making continual progress in updating the technology so it can better deliver power to small electronic devices. TENGs essentially harvest static electricity from friction.


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