Solarwatt, Panasonic, Fraunhofer, Toyota, TRINA.

Battery boom: Solarwatt will presents its home energy storage system “MyReserve” at the Intersolar Europe next week. It is said to be the Tesla fighter among batteries and will be available starting at 5,499 euros (4,4 kWh). Panasonic, too, has its own stationary battery and has just signed delivery deals with three Australian utilities. Just a few days ago, Daimler had announced it was also entering the market for stationary energy storage. (Solarwatt, in German); (Panasonic)

Quick charge to go: Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute and partners have developed a technical solutions for electric buses to charge while in service, using contact systems mounted to the roof of the bus. They system has already been tested in Dresden since November and recent tests along a new 20 km route were also successful.,

New Prius even more efficient: The next generation Prius is said to be even more fuel efficient as the petrol engine will reach a thermal efficiency of 40 percent. That is 1.5 percent more than the current model and allegedly the world’s highest for a mass-produced gasoline engine.

Electrolyte for magnesium batteries: Researchers at the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA) say they have made significant progress in the field of magnesium batteries. They developed an electrolyte which possesses high anodic stability and is non-corrosive.

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