As more industrial facilities seek to reduce their environmental impact by running on renewable energy sources, there has never been a good answer to the question of how to overcome the intermittent nature of wind and solar power. Industrial vanadium batteries offer a solution, making sustainable energy more reliable and cost-effective by storing energy when production exceeds consumption.
Industrial vanadium flow batteries can also be used to collect energy from a traditional electrical grid, allowing facilities access to back-up power during outages caused by extreme weather. Furthermore, vanadium flow batteries control utility costs by collecting power from the electrical grid when rates are lower and storing it for later use during peak consumption times when rates are higher.
The Vanadium Battery Difference
Vanadium flow batteries are ideal for powering a wide range of industries with solar and wind energy. Compared to lithium batteries, StorEn’s industrial vanadium batteries are:
Able to discharge fully at 100% throughout the battery’s entire lifetime, without any degradation of capacity
Durable and long-lasting, with an average lifespan of 25 years or more
Sustainable, with an electrolyte that retains its end-of-life value and can be reused
Made with a non-flammable water-based electrolyte
Suitable for both outdoor and indoor use, even in fluctuating temperatures
Vanadium Batteries for Industrial Storage
Industrial facilities that rely upon solar panels or wind power need batteries to store energy collected during peak times for future use, when production is lower. While lithium batteries have represented a leap forward for renewable energy, they are not ideal due to their fast decay and loss in storage capacity over time.
The engineers at StorEn understood that vanadium flow batteries were the answer to the problems presented by lithium batteries, but existing vanadium battery technology wasn’t practical for widespread use. Our research and innovation has led us to build a vanadium flow battery that is 30 percent smaller than other designs with similar energy storage capacity. The StorEn vanadium battery can be scaled up for wider distribution.
StorEn’s patented Multigrids stack design offers unparalleled power density and a 50 percent cost reduction in the power side of the battery. Our Equilevels and Resafe technologies allows StorEn batteries to last over 15,000 cycles, with reduced cost of maintenance and no need for regular service inspections.
By providing the highest power density available with the smallest footprint and a modular architecture, StorEn vanadium batteries are well-suited for helping a wide range of industries harness the power of renewable energy.