Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries

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    PNNL scientists say vanadium redox flow batteries (above diagram) are one of a few promising electrochemical energy storage systems for storing wind and solar power to be used on the electric grid.

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    1. American Vanadium [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

      The vanadium redox battery is one of the only socially responsible energy storage options in existence. As a "green" technology, the VRB is characterized by the lowest ecological impact of all energy storage technologies and is unlike most other conventional energy storage systems that rely on toxic substances such as lead, zinc or cadmium.

    2. RareEarthElement 48 months ago | reply

      Unlike traditional power, which is generated in a reliable, consistent stream of electricity by controlling how much coal is burned or water is sent through dam turbines, renewable power production depends on uncontrollable natural phenomena such as sunshine and wind. Storing electricity can help smooth out the intermittency of renewable power while also improving the reliability of the electric grid that transmits it.

    3. boston7513 Kevin Moore 48 months ago | reply

      What if you could not only store solar, wave, geothermal and wind energy, but also ship it all over the world and make Clean drinking water and medical grade oxygen in the process?

    4. richard castle2013 11 months ago | reply

      may i ask if the production of vanadium electrolyte and the battery system is separated?

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