17 Aug '12, 6pm

New Salt-Based Battery Could Make Grid-Scale Storage Affordable

New Salt-Based Battery Could Make Grid-Scale Storage Affordable

kevin dooley /CC BY 3.0 With the boom in renewable energy, it's easy to think that all we really need is more solar panels and wind turbines on the grid to make a difference in our current fossil-fuel energy situation, but the weakest link in wind and solar power is actually storage. Without efficient and affordable energy storage options, large-scale renewable energy installations will still remain just a drop in the bucket when compared to current energy sources (an estimated 95% of energy in the U.S. is from fossil fuels, nuclear power and traditional hydropower ). But a recent breakthrough in large-scale battery technology by researchers at Murdoch University may be able to help fill that gap in our power generation systems and enable affordable grid-scale energy storage. "The central obstacle facing sustainable energy is unreliability. Wind turbines don’t turn on a st...

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