MIT’s "breathing" battery stores power for months

Oct 23, 2017, 7:37 AM EDT

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed an air-breathing battery that can store electricity for months, offering an economical solution for energy storage and making renewables, like solar and wind, more viable for the grid.

Whereas the existing batteries store electricity at around $100 per kilowatt-hour, MIT’s compact system stocks up the same the amount for just $20 to $30, notes Inhabitat.

While the energy storage process literally involves inhalation and exhalation of air, these rechargeable flow batteries have zero emissions and are ideal for deployment at sites where renewable power is generated, writes EBR

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