Renewable energy sources are great to have since they cost cheaper in the long run. However, there happens to be a slight glitch. You can’t always access solar energy. The same thing can be said with wind-powered energy, especially on windless summer nights.
Hence, the idea of being able to store such energy until the time you need to use them has gathered so much interest. Unfortunately, issues still arise to producing such a technology. One issue for example is the cost it would take to produce it. Another costing factor is the amount it will be marketed to the public if made available.
With this in mind, a team consisting of chemists and engineers from Harvard University has decided to make use of a one-year grant given by the US Department of Energy. To be specific, the grant was received from the kindness of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. Moreover, this grant could carry on for more than a year, depending on the initial findings and performance of the studies.
Dubbed as the Flow Battery Project, it aims to be a cost effective way of storing renewable forms of energy. The Harvard team is also slated to work with Sustainable Innovations, LLC to ensure that practical implementations needed for the project are properly executed.
According to Michael Aziz, the lead investigator, he feels that flow batteries can be made available for local energy storage in basements of structures already featuring solar panels at their rooftops.
While we are all awaiting for positive results of the Flow Battery project, it is a good idea to consider getting solar panels for your home or business. Of course, it would look pricey at first glance, but be assured that costs will come in cheaper as you continue to use energy from wind or solar panels.
Should you have high hopes for the Flow Battery Project and are now looking into purchasing solar panels, there are several companies selling solar panels; One of these companies is A1 Battery Pro, a QLD-based company specialising in batteries, solar panels, and auto electrical services.