Disrupted Energy – An Robust Battery for Renewable Power Hits the Market

Disrupted Energy – A Robust Battery for Renewable Power Hits the Market

Finally – a cheap way of storing excess power generated by solar and wind renewables.

A new kind of battery that stores energy from solar and wind power cheaply and cleanly has hit the market. It is by far the cheapest of a new generation of large, long-lived batteries that could make it possible to rely heavily on intermittent, renewable energy sources.

Aquion Energy, a company spun out of Carnegie Mellon University, recently delivered the first of its batteries to operators of small power grids, or “microgrids,” that can operate independently of the centralised grid.

Battery capable of storing excess power generated from wind and solar
Battery capable of storing excess power generated from wind and solar

This is highly significant – even in the UK wind farms can now out perform nuclear power.