Residential:

Vanadium Battery for Home

The home of the future is powered by solar energy—but how do we get there? While many homes today have solar panels, the current model is not always reliable or cost-effective. Residential vanadium batteries are the missing link in the solar energy equation, finally enabling solar power to roll out on a massive scale thanks to their longevity and reliability.

 

Residential vanadium flow batteries can also be used to collect energy from a traditional electrical grid. This allows homeowners to have access to back-up power during outages due to extreme weather and helps 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 homes with solar energy. Compared to lithium batteries, StorEn’s residential vanadium batteries are:

 

  • Able to discharge fully at 100% through the battery’s entire lifetime—there is no degradation of capacity

  • Durable, with an expected lifespan of 25 years or more

  • Low maintenance

  • Sustainable, as the vanadium electrolyte can be reused

  • Cost-effective

  • Non-flammable thanks to their water-based electrolyte

  • Non-explosive

  • Able to operate at low temperatures for both outdoor and indoor use

Vanadium Batteries for Residential Storage

Homes with solar panels need batteries to store energy collected during peak sun times so it can be used later, when it’s dark, overcast, or during inclement weather. While lithium batteries have represented a leap forward for solar technology, they suffer from fast decay and loss in storage capacity over time. 

 

Our team at StorEn understood that vanadium flow batteries were the answer to the problems presented by lithium batteries, but existing vanadium battery technology wasn’t ideal for residential applications. Through StorEn’s research and innovation, we have engineered a vanadium flow battery that is 30 percent smaller than other designs with similar energy. This development means that vanadium battery production is easier to scale up for wider distribution. 

 

StorEn’s patented Multigrids stack design delivers unsurpassed power density with a 50 percent cost reduction in the power side of the battery. Our Equilevels and Resafe technology extends the lifespan of StorEn batteries to over 15,000 cycles, with reduced cost of maintenance and no need for regular service inspections.

 

By offering the highest power density available with the smallest footprint and a modular architecture, StorEn residential vanadium batteries are well-suited for just about every home and installation requirement. We envision the StorEn home vanadium battery as a plug-and-use product that offers households around the world the ability to be independent from the utility grid.