Advanced lead batteries are proving an “effective energy storage and distribution option” for projects including frequency regulation, wind and solar generated electricity and local energy grids, an international conference was told.
Battery expert Dr Geoffrey May told the Energy Storage Global Conference in Brussels new developments in lead battery technology, including reduced sulfation, are enhancing performance in shallow cycling.
May, a consulting engineer and former chief technical officer at Italian lead-acid battery maker Fiamm and director of technology at Invensys (now Enersys) and Hawker Group, set out the advantages of using lead batteries, including their sustainability, performance, price competitiveness and reliability at the conference organised by the European Association for Storage of Energy.
May also highlighted the advantages of lead battery rechargeable storage including their low cost, full recyclability and the technology’s proven reliability together with a global service and support network.
“Rechargeable energy storage demand is set to grow significantly and as we seek more sustainable and reliable battery performance, advanced lead batteries are proven to work across a range of relevant applications and there are growing numbers of high-performing examples of lead battery storage solutions,” May said.