Building a better battery for renewable energy storage

Oct 29, 2012 Full story: R & D

Solar, wind and other renewable energy sources reduce consumption of fossil fuels but also pose challenges to the electrical grid because their power generation fluctuates, heightening the need for better battery technology to store their energy until it's needed to feed the grid.

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Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#1 Oct 30, 2012
"The battery design, featured in the Oct. 23 edition of Nature Communications, uses a mix of abundant, inexpensive materials, including forms of carbon and copper in the electrodes, and a liquid solution composed of sodium and potassium."

Sounds almost like burnt bones and blood. The new technology could be the B3 battery. Unfortunately, like many other lab proof of concept devices, scaling up to an industrial production model may be the point of failure.

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