Does anyone recognise this TEDx talk about a new (flow?) battery ?

westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,183 ✭✭✭✭
I'd like to thank whoever posted this link on a new flow (?) battery made in the states.

presented at CMU

Reinterpreting the Process of Innovation: Jay Whitacre at TEDxCMU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaMuxB4s5qI
 
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  • northernernortherner Solar Expert Posts: 492 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: Does anyone recognise this TEDx talk about a new (flow?) battery ?

    I posted the link in this thread here: http://forum.solar-electric.com/showthread.php?19079-Alternative-to-Lead-Acid-Batteries

    It's actually not a flow battery, but a sodium ion battery in aqueous solution with Carbon and Manganese Dioxide as electrodes. The company based in the Pittsburgh area, are set to begin manufacturing batteries later this year. Apparently, the batteries are as efficient as the lead acid battery, will be cost competitive, but have a much greater cycle life with no concern about leaving them in a partial state of charge for long periods of time, use no toxic materials, and operate with no risk of fire or explosion hazards.
  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,183 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Does anyone recognise this TEDx talk about a new (flow?) battery ?

    Thanks again Northerner. I followed a bunch of links and found out a bit more about them. Still not in production, though there was one posting that they shipped one lot for testing to Oz... no follow up though.

    you might like this one from Oz, http://redflow.com/ I think it was the 510 model I thought was suited to home use, I see that they have more new info I will have to read ...
     
    KID #51B  4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM
    CL#29032 FW 2126/ 2073/ 2133 175A E-Panel WBjr, 3 x 4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM 
    Cotek ST1500W 24V Inverter,OmniCharge 3024,
    2 x Cisco WRT54GL i/c DD-WRT Rtr & Bridge,
    Eu3/2/1000i Gens, 1680W & E-Panel/WBjr to come, CL #647 asleep
    West Chilcotin, BC, Canada
  • northernernortherner Solar Expert Posts: 492 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: Does anyone recognise this TEDx talk about a new (flow?) battery ?
    westbranch wrote: »

    you might like this one from Oz, http://redflow.com/ I think it was the 510 model I thought was suited to home use, I see that they have more new info I will have to read ...

    Looks like the battery from Reflow will be costly. Each battery has built in control electronics and sensors. I see the military is interested in them. http://redflow.com/redflow-products/oem-zbm/

    Batteries from Aquion should be cost competitive with current storage (ie lead acid). If what they claim is true, they will be a real bargain, as cycle life is much higher. Essentially a set of batteries could last a lifetime, with little or no maintenance, and no concern about leaving them at a partial state of charge for extended periods. Almost sounds too good to be true!
  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,183 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Does anyone recognise this TEDx talk about a new (flow?) battery ?

    somewhere in their literature they reference cost competitive with various batteries technologies. That is what got me interested . It is on page 13 of this doc

    Garth Corey’s An Assessment of the State of the Zinc-Bromine Battery Development Effort at RedFlow Limited, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    http://redflow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Garth-Corey-assessment__zinc_bromine_battery.pdf
     
    KID #51B  4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM
    CL#29032 FW 2126/ 2073/ 2133 175A E-Panel WBjr, 3 x 4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM 
    Cotek ST1500W 24V Inverter,OmniCharge 3024,
    2 x Cisco WRT54GL i/c DD-WRT Rtr & Bridge,
    Eu3/2/1000i Gens, 1680W & E-Panel/WBjr to come, CL #647 asleep
    West Chilcotin, BC, Canada
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