Posts tagged: Flow battery

Liquid Battery Could Last for Over 10 Years

It might be an ideal form of energy storage for solar and wind power. By: Jon Fingas Modern batteries aren’t hampered so much by their capacity as their long-term lifespan — a lithium-ion pack can easily become useless after a few years of heavy use. That’s bad enough for your phone, but it’s worse for […]

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 […]

900hp Quant EV powered by flow cell battery

By C.C. Weiss One of the wildest cars at the Geneva Motor Show, the Nanoflowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine is a research prototype that’s powered by salt water. More accurately, it’s powered by a flow battery that uses a special formula of ionic charge-carrying salt water as its storage medium. Not content to just electrify an average […]

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 […]

Rechargeable flow batteries could be cheaper solution to renewable energy storage

Researchers at MIT have developed a battery that could bring us reliable and cheap large scale energy storage. Based on flow battery technology, the researchers took out the costly membrane and created a battery that has a power density that is an order of magnitude higher than lithium-ion batteries and three times greater than other […]