New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Energy Power the Grid

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body-new-battery-design-could-help-solar-and-wind-energy-power-the-grid.jpg Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid.

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  • Cariboocoot
    Cariboocoot Banned Posts: 17,615 ✭✭✭
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    Re: New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Energy Power the Grid

    New? They ought to read this forum.

    I'm really starting to think this place is far ahead of other sources for RE energy technology info. :D
  • john p
    john p Solar Expert Posts: 814 ✭✭✭
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    Re: New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Energy Power the Grid

    Well its almost a "new" design except for one small detail.
    A battery of that type has been in production in Brisbane Australia for I think about 5 yrs.
    Stanford are a little behind the times in trying to reinvent it.
  • westbranch
    westbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,183 ✭✭✭✭
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    Re: New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Energy Power the Grid

    John, are you thinking of the ZBM?
     
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  • john p
    john p Solar Expert Posts: 814 ✭✭✭
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    Re: New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Energy Power the Grid

    WESTBRANCH the only BZM batteries I have come across at work are Lithium ones.
    The company that makes the battery as shown in diagram is www.redflow.com .They are about the size of a small refrigerator. Ihave spent some time testiong one and they do work well. But expensive. Their main advantage over all other types of battery is they can be dischaeged to zero volts. And now problems.