As the world’s only global research hub dedicated to advanced lead batteries, the Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI) is driving research and innovation into this tech. It aims to deliver next-generation batteries to meet increased global demand for renewable energy storage.
Innovation in lead batteries has a long history, with advanced batteries using additives such as carbon to deliver increased performance for the unique demands of energy storage applications, such as operation at partial state-of-charge (PSoC). Due to the intermittent nature of solar and wind power, batteries often do not achieve a full charge/discharge cycle. The ability of a battery to continue performing under these conditions is critical.
Microgrids are a vital energy storage application in which advanced lead batteries are providing crucial power by harnessing solar and wind energy. Microgrid systems offer a very cost-effective and sustainable solution for clean energy generation when paired with lead batteries.