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Another New Type of Battery for solar energy Hits the Road
Mount Pleasant in Pennsylvania will be the site for the production of yet another new type of battery. The company will be known as Aquion Energy and will start producing a new type of battery that was invented by professor J Whitacre from the material science department of the Carnegie Mellon University.
These new type of battery is expected to cost about the same to produce as lead-acid ones that are in common use today for a multitude of applications, but are expected to last
twice as long. They will be primarily used for the storage of the suns power generated from Solar Panels for Electricity and Turbines, offering a storage facility for homes in rural and isolated areas that use the off grid powered by the sun, which supplies and require storage for night use and bad weather when the sun is not available. At the moment these people use different types of lead-acid ones and fossil fueled engines powered by diesel as standby supplies when the sun does not shine for whatever reasons.
For the reasons that I have explained this new type of battery is expected to be used in countries that do not have an electric grid, but are expected to get electricity in the near future and because this new type of battery will be available for storage, then these countries will save a huge amount of money by running diesel generators when the sun does not shine and at night. I am sure that Africa will be one of the first places to benefit from such inventions.
The new company have also used ingenious ways of saving money during the manufacturing process of the new batteries, using machines that were originally used for making aspirin pills to make the thin plates used to make the positive and negative electrode materials. They also use parts from a sweet wrapping machine to pack the electrodes together to collect current.
The company expects to start full scale production in early 2014 and hopes to make enough batteries to supply 150 solar powered villages.
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