Energy Storage

A List of New Lithium Battery Technology Startups

If you stop and think about it for a second, advances in lithium batteries have powered a fair number of emerging technologies in this decade. Electric cars, drones, smartphones, these are all becoming prolific because of improvements in lithium battery technologies. When it comes to portable batteries, short of some entirely new battery technology being […]

10 Companies Selling Home Batteries

Well over a year ago, we covered 3 startups to watch in the home battery industry. Since then there has been a great deal of movement in home batteries that prompted one of our lovely readers to suggest we take another look at what’s been happening. The outlook for the home battery industry is strong, with some predicting that […]

3 Lithium Mining Stocks That Produce 90% of All Lithium

Investing in emerging technologies can often involve “picks and shovels” plays that are indirect ways to profit from the adoption of a certain technology. Take electric cars as an example. One investing thesis has been that Elon Musk’s gigafactory that builds lithium batteries to power electric cars is going to need a isht load of lithium. The […]

6 Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Smartphones

Fuel cells have shown some promise at various points in time but they haven’t really taken off yet. All the while, pure-play stocks for hydrogen fuel cells just keep sinking lower and lower. A few years ago we identified 10 fuel cell stocks, of which 4 are traded on U.S. exchanges. We took these 4 fuel cell […]

7 Startups Looking to Improve Cell Phone Battery Life

While everyone is running around like mad looking for cartoon creatures, their cell phone batteries are starting to take a toll. If we can’t develop cell phones with sufficient battery life that will allow us to run around capturing mythical cartoon creatures for hours on end, then what is this world coming to? The “Pokémon Go […]

19 Lithium Junior Mining Stocks

One of our most popular articles lately has been one we published in August 2015 titled “Don’t Invest in Lithium Mining Companies“. The reason this article has become quite popular lately can be attributed to the below graph from Google Trends that shows people’s interest in lithium mining based on their searches: As you can see […]

Ilika: A Solid State Lithium Battery Stock

There’s a concept in finance called “home bias” or “domestic bias” which states that as investors, we’re most likely to buy stocks that trade in the countries we call home. Increasingly though, platforms such as Interactive Brokers allow investors to trade stocks on multiple foreign exchanges uncovering some interesting lesser-known stocks that provide exposure to disruptive […]

Cymbet: Solid State Batteries with Energy Harvesting

In a recent article we wrote about Sakti3 and their ambitions to make cheap, solid-state lithium batteries a reality. Solid-state batteries contain no electrolyte, and therefore do not incur the additional packaging costs or safety concerns that are inherent to traditional lithium batteries. Solid-state batteries actually exist today, but the problem is that they are very […]

3 Home Battery Startups Competing with Tesla’s Powerwall

In a previous article, we wrote about the Tesla “Powerwall” battery, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery in 7kWh and 10kWh configurations that can be installed in your home to store electricity generated from solar panels, or when utility rates are low. Tesla has prioritized Australia as the first market to enter, and they’ll soon need to compete with Panasonic which has announced […]

Sakti3’s Solid State Lithium Batteries

Energy storage is a hot topic among investors these days. From electric cars to solar energy storage, some of today’s most disruptive technologies are being held back by archaic battery technologies. Take basic lithium-ion batteries for example, which haven’t changed dramatically since Sony first introduced them to consumers in 1991. The technology itself isn’t going […]