The Importance of Battery Storage for Sustainable Energy

The development of affordable battery storage is increasingly being looked at as an indispensable component of sustainability. Let’s take a closer look. Why Is Battery Storage So Important? Clean, renewable energy sources are needed to help create a sustainable society. They must displace our current dependence on more problematic sources of power such as oil, natural gas and uranium. The trouble with …

Insight: Lithium-ion batteries enter the fast lane

Insight: Lithium-ion batteries enter the fast lane Both the transportation and power industry have been facing significant changes, driven by a combination of policy and technological factors, and S&P Global Platts Analytics sees lithium-ion batteries playing an instrumental role in these transformations. When it comes to batteries, there have been and will continue to be synergies of power storage and …

Lithium: a coming of age story

Lithium The 21st century—at least this first half—belongs to lithium. It’s the lightest of all metals at atomic number 3, and its compounds and products have been used for everything from lubricants to treatments for psychiatric disorders. Today, the biggest use cases for lithium have little to do with either. In the space of a few decades, it’s become a cornerstone …

Solar Power Battery Storage

Solar power battery storage is dramatically changing the way people use and consume solar power. In the average household, power is used first thing in the morning and during the evening hours – but power consumption dramatically decreases during the middle of the day (when maximum solar power is generated). Different Types of Solar Storage Systems Grid-Connected With Solar Storage (No …

Benefits of Solar Power – Renewable Energy

Solar energy is the technology used to harness the sun’s energy and make it useable. Many are familiar with so-called photovoltaic cells, or solar panels, found on things like spacecraft, rooftops, and handheld calculators. The cells are made of semiconductor materials like those found in computer chips. When sunlight hits the cells, it knocks electrons loose from their atoms. As the …

Why Lithium-ion?

Compared with traditional battery technology, lithium-ion batteries charge faster, last longer and have a higher power density for more battery life in a lighter package. When you know a little about how they work, they can work that much better for you. Now, you can find Lithium-ion battery in laptops, PDAs, cell phones and iPods. They’re so common because, pound for pound, they’re some of the …

Multi Mode Inverter – Hybrid Inverter

Multi-Mode Inverter The grid-interactive or multi-mode inverter/hybrid solar is capable of operating in on-grid (hybrid) or off-grid modes and can be used to create both AC or DC coupled systems. Hybrid is an inverter which can simultaneously manage inputs from both solar panels and a battery bank, charging batteries with either solar panels or the electricity grid. Their capabilities may go …

Lithium Ion Battery: Facts

Lithium-Ion Battery: Facts Lithium-ion batteries are a type of rechargeable batteries commonly used in consumer electronics. They have a high power to weight ratio, no memory effect, and only a slow loss of charge when not in use. The lithium battery was first developed in 1912 by G.N. Lewis but the rechargeable lithium battery was not commercially available until the …

Dawn of the Age Of Storage

Stationary energy storage has several applications. Utilities use it to even out differences in supply and demand, and avoid using natural gas “peaker plants” that they would otherwise have to activate during times of high demand. Commercial utility customers that use large amounts of energy at peak times (for example, for DC fast charging of electric vehicles) use it to …

Advanced Hydrogen-Bromine Flow Battery

Researchers at the University of Kansas are working to develop an advanced industrial scale battery design, it would be roughly the size of a semi-truck, which can store the electricity well like solar farms and supply later. Funded by National Science Foundation and Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. Trung Van Nguyen, professor of petroleum & chemical engineering at the University of …