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Germany develops a new storage battery, more efficient and heat-resistant

Germany develops a new storage battery, more efficient and heat-resistant
The Siliconreview
28 September, 2020

Many countries are now focusing on developing new batteries, which are greener and are highly reliable. Germany is also at the forefront with the share of energy from renewable sources. At the beginning of 2020, renewable energy covered more than half of the electricity consumed in Germany. But the more important renewable energy sources like batteries and storage systems have created an enormous demand, and the more urgent is the need to store the electricity produced in this way.

"In this type of battery, the energy-storing components are dissolved in a solvent and can therefore be stored at a decentralized location, which allows the battery to be scaled as required, from a few milliliters to several cubic meters of the electrolyte solution," stated Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert of the Center for Energy and Environmental Chemistry Jena (CEEC Jena) at the Friedrich Schiller University.

The country is mainly focusing on green energy, and to achieve this, suitable energy storage devices are indispensable. The good news is that Researchers at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) have recently developed new polymer electrolytes for redox flow batteries. It is more flexible, efficient, and environmentally friendly than currently existing redox flow batteries.