Advanced Lead Batteries and the $35/kWh Challenge
Ecobat | March 22, 2022
While lithium-ion has become the most publicized battery technology used in the emerging electric grid storage market, will that dominance continue in the coming years? The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is suggesting other battery technologies could be attractive alternatives.
John Howes, Principal at Redland Energy Group and Consultant to Battery Council International, details the latest research in advanced lead batteries for stationary applications and their potential to meet the $35/kWh goal. The report mentions Ecobat and its SUPERSOFT-HYCYLCE™ that has been tested at Pacific Northwest National Labs to show battery cycling performance and at Argonne National Lab to provide a fundamental understanding of how the alloy is improving cycle life.