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New Study from Stanford Explores Storage Costs

  Renewable energy holds the promise of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. But there are times when solar and wind farms generate more electricity than is needed by consumers. Storing that surplus energy in batteries for later use seems like an … Continue reading

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Zinc Air Cheap Batteries for Grid based Renewable Energy

A battery made of cheap materials could store power when it’s windy for use when it’s not. On the cheap: EOS is working on a battery based on such cheap materials as water, zinc, and air. If successful, the result … Continue reading

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Megawatt Zinc-air batteries to power wind over fossil fuels?

An advanced zinc-air battery could lead to a low-cost alternative to conventional lithium-ion technology. Credit:Stanford University A zinc-air battery developed by researchers and Stanford University may provide an economical alternative to lithium-ion batteries for use in renewable energy plants. When adopted … Continue reading

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