Zinc-ion batteries offer cheap energy storage for renewables
Grid-connected battery storage systems are now part of the mainstream power supply. The stationary energy storage market is forecast to reach EUR 26 billion by 2022. Energy storage systems are increasingly important for storing renewable electricity from intermittent sources for better grid balancing. With EU funding of the ENERZ project, Sweden-based Enerpoly company introduces breakthrough zinc-ion battery technology – a lower-cost, more efficient, and durable alternative to lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries commonly used in energy storage technologies. The new technology will allow battery manufacturers to reduce costs by more than 80 % compared to other batteries of the same capacity. This new battery technology can also be used in datacentres’ or residential storage systems.
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