Too many energy sources are currently dirty and expensive. With the growing renewable energy sector, we need a way to decrease the strain on the grid and make solar dispatchable.
Aquion’s sodium-ion batteries provide a low-cost way to store large amounts of energy through thousands of battery cycles (the batteries can deliver a round-trip efficiency of 85 percent and perform 5,000 cycles), and a non-toxic end product made from widely available material inputs and which operates safely and reliably across a wide range of temperatures and operating environments
How the technology works: Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) chemistry is composed of a saltwater electrolyte, manganese oxide cathode, carbon titanium phosphate composite anode, and synthetic cotton separator. The battery utilizes non-corrosive intercalation reactions at the anode and cathode.
Compared to other solar storage technologies:
- Solar companies
- Solar producers (homeowners/businesses)
- Battery manufacturers
Steps to implementation
- Obtain more funding for research and marketing
- Outreach to businesses who would like to partner and create pilot programs
- Create plan to scale to homeowners