By using silicon carbide-based power converters, APEI developed a charger (the black raised object pictured in the photo) that is 6-7 times smaller and charges the car 3 times faster compared to current on-board vehicle chargers (the silver object in the front).
Image: Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
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Known as the Demand Response Optimization and Management System - Real-Time (DROMS-RT), AutoGrid’s software will enable personalized price signals to be sent to millions of customers in extremely short timeframes -- incentivizing them to alter their electricity use in response to grid conditions.
Image: ARPA-E 2013.
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PARC is developing a fiber optic monitoring system known as SENSOR that could provide detailed information about the internal condition of batteries. The approach would have potential application to a variety of battery and other technologies, including wind turbine blades, generators, and engines.
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Fluidic has developed and deployed the world's first proven high cycle life metal air battery. Fluidic's battery technology allows utilities and other end users to store intermittent energy generated from solar and wind, as well as maintain reliable electrical delivery during power outages.
Image: Quentin Kruger.
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Foro Energy, with the help of ARPA-E funding, has accomplished what many though impossible - sending high powered lasers over long distances. This innovation speeds up traditional drilling applications while lowering their cost, making geothermal and natural gas more accessible.