Researchers look at materials to improve microgrids & renewable energy storage

By Michelle Froese Editor’s note: This article comes from Roger Allan at Power Electronics. It looks at how liquids, molten metal elements, salt water, and chemicals are being studied as potential sources for new batteries for energy storage. Read the full version here.
Simple chemistry and simple assembly define this salt water Aquion solar-powered renewable energy battery. An installation in Hawaii has been up and running for two years, powering several buildings for six months without ever falling back on a diesel generator. (Source: Aquion).
Researchers are hard at work looking to come up with a battery technology that meets the economic and consumer needs

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