25 Jun '11, 7pm

In Focus: Liquiid Batteries

In Focus: Liquiid Batteries

Saturday, 25 June 2011 EcoFriend Tweet One of the challenges in wider adoption of clean energy sources like solar and wind has been that the power output is not continuous. Solar generation needs sunshine which is only in the daytime. It also varies with the weather as cloudy days generate lower output than bright clear days. Similarly, wind energy depends on a the availability of at least 12 meters/hour wind speeds. Wind speeds drop, eddies and swirls cause the wind direction to shift such that the wind turbines become less effective. These issues have meant that the clean energy source needs to be supplemented by fossil based power, negating the very purpose of adopting the alternative energy source.Some of these issues could be resolved if there was a way to store the energy that a photovoltaic module or wind turbine produces that could deliver the energy to the user at...

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