car batteries

Solar Energy from Discarded Car Batteries

December 23, 2015 by Energy @ MIT
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Solar Energy and Industrial Recycling

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a simple procedure for making a promising type of solar cell using lead recovered from discarded lead-acid car batteries — a practice that could benefit both the environment and human health.[read more]

Wrightspeed Hybrid-Electric Trucks are the Cutting Edge of Truck Design

March 18, 2015 by Edward Dodge
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Hybrid Trucks and Transportation

Wrightspeed Powertrains of San Jose, California is a pioneer in developing hybrid-electric powertrains for heavy duty trucks. This next-generation design provides superior power, performance, and low emissions for heavy duty trucks that operate in some of the most challenging and fuel-guzzling applications.[read more]

Recycling Old Batteries into Solar Cells

August 19, 2014 by Energy @ MIT

Batteries Recycled Into Solar

This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries — a potential source of lead pollution — into new, long-lasting solar panels that provide emissions-free power.[read more]