The Chemistry Behind The Battery That Could Outperform Tesla's Powerwall
Michael Aziz and flow battery # Michael Aziz (pictured) and coworkers have announced improvements to flow battery technology they reported in 2014. (Credit: Eliza Grinnell/Harvard SEAS Communications) SEP 24, 2015 @ 02:02 PM
New Flow Battery Offers Lower-Cost Energy Storage | Energy storage system owners could see significant savings from a new flow battery technology that is projected to cost 60 percent less than today's standard flow batteries. The organic aqueous flow battery, described in a paper published in the journal Advanced Energy Materials, is expected to cost $180 per kilowatt-hour once the technology is fully developed. [The Future of Batteries: http://futuristicnews.com/tag/battery/]
A group of researchers at MIT has designed a cheap and high-performance membraneless flow battery, that could provide the grid infrastructure to help unpredictable wind and solar energy produce a much higher portion of our energy needs.
MIT hourglass energy storage flow battery/The Intertubes have been buzzing with news of a new “hourglass” flow battery that could provide a durable, low cost energy storage system for the nation’s vast wind and solar resources. The old meme about clean power being unreliable is fast disappearing, and if the new battery pans out, that will seal the deal.
Startup Shows Off Its Cheaper Grid Battery - Startup Sun Catalytix is designing a flow battery for grid energy storage that uses custom materials derived from inexpensive commodity chemicals. It joins dozens of other companies seeking to make a device that can cheaply and reliably provide multiple hours of power to back up intermittent wind and solar power. | Technology Review