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Fraunhofer Institutes researching giant batteries to store green energy

April 6th, 2011 by Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental Safety and Energy Technology

In the future, the growing amounts of solar and wind energy will need to be stored for dark or low-wind periods. One solution is redox flow batteries that can supply current for up to 2000 households.  Several Fraunhofer Institutes are working jointly on these fluid batteries of the future. Green power is an unstable commodity. […]

Research into batteries will give electric cars the same range as petrol cars

April 6th, 2011 by Riso National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy

Li-air batteries are a promising opportunity for electric cars. “If we succeed in developing this technology, we are facing the ultimate break-through for electric cars, because in practice, the energy density of Li-air batteries will be comparable to that of petrol and diesel, if you take into account that a combustion engine only has an […]