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The Mysterious 150-hour Battery That Can Guarantee Renewables Output During Extreme Weather

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Recharge.

The article talks starts by talking about Form Energy, who I wrote about in 150 Hours Of Storage? Company Says That’s True To Form.

As to Form Energy’s technology, they say that there is speculation, that sulphur is the main ingredient.

The article, then lists other technologies, that are under development to store energy.

There’s certainly no lack of entrants for the contest to provide long-term energy storage.

The article is a summary of both Form Energy and the others in the field.

May 15, 2020 - Posted by | Energy Storage | ,

3 Comments »

  1. Maybe the sulphur is used as a phase change medium (PCM). It melts at 115 degrees Celsius, so steam at minimal pressure would do the trick for charging, and the output could be steam to drive a turbine. Once charged, the core will stay at 115 until the whole medium has gone solid again. Sulphur is cheap, and an underground store could hold a massive amount of heat as sulphur has a high latent heat.

    Comment by John | May 15, 2020 | Reply

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