04 Jan '12, 5pm

Zinc-Air Battery Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Grid Energy Storage, Boost Wind & Solar Adoption

Zinc-Air Battery Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Grid Energy Storage, Boost Wind & Solar Adoption

world coal consumption is growing fast , a trend that we need to stop and reverse. Right now the biggest competitor to coal is probably natural gas, but to truly solve our environmental problems, we need to move to carbon-free clean energy sources like wind and solar power. But sometimes the wind doesn't blow and the sun doesn't shine, that's why large-scale energy storage represents a 'holy grail' to those who try to design tomorrow's power grid. EOS Energy Website/Screen capture Prototypes Claimed to Have 2x Density of Lithium-Ion Batteries EOS Energy Storage is a startup that claims to have developed a type of zinc-air battery that would be suitable to store large quantities of energy at a low cost and without performance degradation for thousands of charge cycles. If it works as claimed - and that's a big "if" - it could allow wind and solar to become a much larger por...

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