RENEWABLE ENERGY

The long read: Advanced lead batteries for microgrids

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.

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