Recent work on RISERnet has focused on improving the battery system on the nodes. James replaced non-rechargeable batteries in about 15 motes with new rechargeable batteries, recently arrived from the supplier in Spain. Working together, Peter, James, and Simon have agreed on a hardware modification that will allow the mounting of rechargeable battery packs outside of the motes. This change will significantly reduce the time and labor required to swap batteries. In addition, the new battery packs will be capable of being charged separate from the sensor motes, not possible with the current configuration. These updates should significantly accelerate the deployment and reduce the maintenance load for the RISERnet network.