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Stanford Researchers Present Manganese-Hydrogen Battery as Candidate for Grid Energy Storage

Today, the race is on to provide new and better and more cost-effective energy resources. People are harnessing solar and wind-driven power more routinely. And businesses are on their metal, while scientists are putting their best foot forward to be on board the trend. So, its no surprise when a big name like Stanford throws down a gauntlet of some considerable girth into the energy ring. The California researchers have announced that they have succeeded in creating a rechargeable and water-based battery, with the ability to storehouse huge amounts of energy cheaply and safely. This has great relevancy for the solar and wind industries, because these types of energy are inconsistent and rely on surges. A reliable and strong battery is of the utmost concern. Lithium ion batteries are not just expensive, they are prone to losing their charge over time. The new prospective battery technology could solve the problem of devising inexpensive store-housing of power for wind and solar grids, without relying on old lithium technology.

Key Takeaways:

  • Water and solar power though powerful and popular rely on sporadic surges, which means that they require a reliable and long-lasting power supply.
  • Till now lithium was the go-to battery source, which is not only expensive, but prone to losing its charge over time.
  • Having overcome the problem of generating electricity from hydrogen, the researchers are now intent on showing their battery is also capable of recharging.

“Recently, researchers at Stanford University in the US state of California have successfully devised a rechargeable, water-based battery that has the potential to store vast amounts of electricity cheaply and safely.”

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