Dr Alistair Davidson, Director at Consortium for Battery Innovation says that battery energy storage holds the key to a clean energy future.
However, the growth in demand for batteries and the many different applications will require a range of battery technologies capable of delivering at scale
At the Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI), we very much believe in delivering cutting-edge research to help take lead batteries to a new level of performance. It’s important to promote innovation in the field for this proven battery technology for a range of applications, including energy storage and automotive.
We very much believe in the common aim of inspiring the latest research to help develop the next generation of advanced lead batteries. When the world’s leading battery manufacturers and research specialists come together, the standard is set for advanced lead batteries and the next generation of energy storage.
An interactive map was recently launched which demonstrates how new applications for lead batteries are supporting renewable energy projects across the globe. It features examples of microgrids supporting isolated communities to peak shaving which enables a short-term reduction in electricity consumption followed by an increase in production at a later time when power prices or grid demand is lower.
Lead batteries are essential today for powering start-stop vehicles which themselves have ushered in reductions in carbon emissions and are also used in hybrid and industrial vehicles – virtually all cars on the road contain a lead battery. Lead batteries provide over 70% of the world’s rechargeable energy storage.
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