Many different storage technologies exist and can be used for varying applications. These technologies are also in various stages of maturity; pumped hydro storage has been in use for decades, researchers continue to innovate on battery chemistries today, flywheels have reached a commercial scale, and compressed air represents a large opportunity for bulk storage. Batteries are the most widely used method to store surplus energy during the day and provides energy to facilities during the night. Battery prices are continuously falling as technology improves, and Energetic can offer you many storage options to meet specific needs of a project.
Batteries stores surplus solar energy produced during the day and provides energy to the facility. Various technologies are on the market, most commonly in off-grid are AGM and Lead Acid. Lithium Ion getting slowly popular as the price continuous to fall. A especially environmental friendly new technologies comes from Aquion, their batteries are based on a saltwater technology.
A solid state battery has both solid electrodes and solid electrolytes. They are able to convert stored chemical energy into electrical energy. The electrolytes allow ions to move between the electrodes and terminals, allowing currents to flow from the battery to provide energy.
Types of Solid State Batteries include:
• Electrochemical Capacitors
• Lithium Ion Batteries
• Nickle Cadmium Batteries
• Sodium Sulfur Batteries