Why You Need Vanadium Flow Batteries for Your Business?
We see vanadium flow batteries as the future of sustainable business. As more and more corporations are looking to bolster their green bona fides, vanadium flow batteries can allow them to pivot to using renewable energy in a more efficient, cost-effective way.
Renewable Energy: Obstacles and Opportunities for Business
Many businesses tout that their facilities run on solar or wind power, but to date, there hasn’t been an adequate solution to overcoming the intermittent nature of these energy sources. It’s not always windy, nor is it always sunny. While lithium batteries have been a stopgap solution, they have a number of limitations that make them ill-suited for widespread business use.
Vanadium batteries make sustainable energy reliable and affordable for business operations because they store energy whenever production exceeds consumption. In fact, they can even be used to cut business expenses by connecting to a traditional electrical grid and collecting energy from it during times when rates are lower and storing it for facilities to use when rates are higher during peak consumption times. This also allows vanadium batters to work as a back-up power source during rolling blackouts, brownouts, and other power outages.
Vanadium Flow Batteries vs. Lithium Batteries
Here’s how vanadium flow batteries compare to lithium batteries that are used for the same purposes:
Lithium batteries degrade in capacity over time, but vanadium batters continue to discharge at 100% throughout their entire lifetime.
Vanadium batteries are more durable and long-lasting than lithium batteries, lasting 25 years or more on average.
Vanadium batteries are low maintenance, cost-effective, and can be used in a variety of environments and temperatures.
Lithium batteries have little end-of-life value, while vanadium batteries have an electrolyte that can be reused.
Vanadium batteries are safer, with a non-flammable, non-explosive water-based electrolyte.
Despite so many clear advantages over lithium batteries, existing vanadium flow battery technology had some key disadvantages as well—namely, their size made it prohibitive for vanadium flow batteries to be manufactured at the type of scale required for everyday use in businesses and homes across the globe.
StorEn Vanadium Batteries for Business
Our engineers at StorEn realized that vanadium flow batteries are the answer to the problems presented by lithium batteries, but existing technologies weren’t ready to be rolled out for widespread use. With a great deal of research and innovation, we have invented a vanadium flow battery that is 30 percent smaller than other vanadium batteries with similar storage capacity. This innovative battery design can be scaled up for wider distribution to businesses throughout the world.
StorEn’s patented Multigrids stack design offers unmatched power density, all with a 50 percent cost reduction in the power side of the battery. Our Equilevels and Resafe technologies allow StorEn batteries to last over 15,000 cycles, with little maintenance and no regular service inspections.