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Better Membranes Make Better Flow Batteries

November 11th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab say they have devised a new membrane for flow batteries that is durable and inexpensive. Just the ticket for low cost grid scale energy storage.


Tesla Powerpacks Power Microgrid For Okracoke Island

December 16th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Islands present special challenges for utility companies, whether they are large like the Hawaiian Islands or small like Okracoke, a tiny spit of land that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. They are also ideal for a microgrid — an electrical system that can generate, store, and distribute power even if it is disconnected from the central grid



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