Source: EFY MagazineRedox flow batteries offer an effective way to balance out fluctuations in the supply of renewable energy and thus guarantee its constant availability.
Researchers all over the world are working towards finding alternate sources of generating electricity such as solar and wind energy. It is important to have powerful electric energy storage devices to level out corresponding irregularities in the power supply. Fraunhofer scientists have recently made an important breakthrough with their development of a redox flow battery that reaches stack power up to 25 kW, with a cell size of 0.5 square meters. This is eight times larger than the previous A4-sized systems. The new battery will be presented for the first time at the Hannover Messe trade show from April 8–12.