For a low carbon future we need more advanced lead batteries
The diverse range of battery technologies, their capabilities and adaptability, ensures they will continue to be highly significant in delivering the global shift to a low carbon future.
Constant innovation, adaptations and improvements mean they continue to meet the demands of a fast changing world.
And advanced lead batteries are undergoing a huge transformation driven by changing markets and evolving technical demand.
With pioneering research underway through the Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI) and in partnership with governments, universities and industry around the world, the untapped potential of the lead battery is being realised.
On 2021’s Battery Day, there’s a lot to be excited about for the lead battery industry. Building on CBI’s core aim of undertaking advanced battery research, CBI will shortly be announcing a new technical program. This year’s technical projects are focused on delivering battery research that will be critical to the technology’s bright future as an energy storage solution.
Lead batteries are already used across the globe for diverse energy storage applications. From storing power harnessed from the sun in remote communities to stabilizing the electrical grid for entire regions, lead batteries are facilitating reliable, sustainable energy generation.
But they have more to give. Energy storage demands are always shifting and always growing. So the low carbon world of the future needs batteries and lots of them.
With targeted performance enhancements in cycle life, battery lifetime, energy density and operation at different duty cycles, CBI is driving innovation in the technology to ensure they are a central part in supplying the 20,000 MWh increase in battery energy storage demand by 2025.
Originally published by the Consortium for Battery Innovation.