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Organic battery hailed as cheap renewable energy solution


A cheap rechargeable battery that harnesses energy by using the electrochemistry of organic molecules found in green plants like rhubarb rather than metals is being touted by Harvard researchers as a breakthrough for renewable energy.

The technology is outlined in the Jan. 9 edition of the journal Nature.

This potential renewable-energy game-changer could play a huge role in our transition off fossil fuels to renewable electricity.

The flow battery would be hooked to solar panels on the roof of a commercial building. The energy stored in the battery could power the building or be used whenever there’s a need for it

Although still in the research stages early testing indicates that the Harvard battery performs just as well as the electricity storage batteries that use metal ions in various charge states.

A clean, safe battery at almost 1/3 the cost of todays storage batteries is exactly what our planet needs.    

What types of batteries do I need for my Solar System and can I recharge them?

John from Brampton recently emailed this question to us.

When using a Solar Panel to run appliances on a regular basis, we recommend the
use of deep cycle batteries which are designed to withstand frequent charge and discharges.
We sell several types of deep cycle batteries for use with Solar Panels including Sun Xtender “AGM” (Absorbed Glass Mat) Solar Batteries and U.S. Battery (Golf Cart Batteries). These batteries are designed to be recharged on a regular basis and are the best battery for use in Solar Applications.
Please drop in to our Toronto Battery Store for more information on our Solar Battery, Solar Panel, Charge Controller and Power Inverter products.