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- Aug 29, 2001
That’s pretty interesting. I think gobbling up huge amounts of real estate for renewable equipment and facilities isn’t an answer. I don’t know why we would want to grow this technology anyway when nukes provide such a clear and clean way forward. Small modular reactors and fourth generation reactors are the bridge we are looking for. Much more bang for the buck with nukes. Moreover, these batteries are only useful for renewable energy production which is not practicable for large scale use.Did you see the news last week from Form Energy regarding advancement in storage capacity? This is more applicable to the expansion of a renewable based grid.
Startup Form Energy has finally made public the battery chemistry behind a technology that the company claims could make challenges of integrating renewable energy a thing of the past and outcompete fossil fuels.www.energy-storage.news
Officials with battery maker Form Energy have announced the development of the Iron-Air 100-hour storage battery—a battery meant to store electricity created from renewable sources such as solar and wind. As part of their announcement, they note that their new battery is based on iron, not...techxplore.com