Vanadium flow battery seen as answer for power grid balance

10/21/2013 | ScientificAmerican.com

The right kind of battery, equal to the task of meeting grid-scale power demands, could help avoid blackouts due to sudden shifts in usage. Robert Fares, a mechanical engineering Ph.D. student at the University of Texas, says a megawatt-scale vanadium redox flow battery may be the answer, with enough capacity to power nearly 1,000 typical homes.

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