Posts tagged: Chemistry

Going organic: A cheaper, better way to store renewable energy

By Amanda Aubuchon With one fifth of the world’s population off the grid by circumstance as opposed to choice, reliable and inexpensive access to solar and wind energy is the key to keeping the lights on in an increasing number of places. But ‘Mother Nature’ is moody and often petulant. The sun doesn’t always shine […]

Organic mega flow battery promises breakthrough for renewable energy

Harvard technology could economically store energy for use when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine Flow batteries store energy in chemical fluids contained in external tanks—as with fuel cells—instead of within the battery container itself. The two main components—the electrochemical conversion hardware through which the fluids are flowed (which sets the peak […]