Yvonne Carts-Powell

Combining supercapacitors and flow batteries for grid-level energy storage

In Batteries on July 23, 2012 at 11:48 am

Researchers at Drexel are using a slurry of carbon particles as the active material of supercapacitors, enabling cheap, responsive grid-level energy storage. The “electrochemical flow capacitor” (EFC) consists of an electrochemical cell connected to two external electrolyte reservoirs – a design similar to existing redox flow batteries which are used in electrical vehicles.

Engineers Develop New Grid-Level Energy Storage Technology | Now | Drexel University.

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