Effective deployment of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar requires energy storage to overcome their intermittent nature. Advanced batteries will be critical to reducing the consumption of fossil fuels for transportation. ORNL’s unparalleled expertise and capabilities in materials characterization and analysis are leading the development of a new generation of batteries that can store energy generated by solar panels, wind turbines, and electric cars.
New manufacturing technologies are needed to enable companies to rapidly produce the energy-efficient, competitively priced, high-quality products that will rejuvenate U.S. manufacturing. Innovative manufacturing concepts will provide critical energy and environmental improvements to increase the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing industries.