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‘Air-breathing’ battery could cut costs of renewable energy storage

10.23.17
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Wind and solar power are increasingly popular sources for renewable energy. But intermittency issues keep them from connecting widely to the U.S. grid: They require energy-storage systems that, at the cheapest, run about $100 per kilowatt hour and function only in certain locations.

The battery’s total chemical cost—the combined price of the cathode, anode, and electrolyte materials—is about 1/30th the cost of competing batteries, such as lithium-ion batteries.

Read More: https://phys.org/news/2017-10-storage-renewable-energy-greatest-challengethis.html

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