Technical editor Dr Mike McDonagh looks at the new and emerging electrochemical storage technologies to see if they can bring some advantages to challenge for the energy storage crown. In previous articles in this series, he examined applications for energy storage systems (ESS) – from pumped hydro to lithium-ion.
So far, we have examined the current methods used to store energy to supply grid electricity. From pumped hydro to lithium-ion batteries, it was shown that electrochemical methods offered the most cost-effective, and versatile solution. The articles that followed have looked at the commercially available electrochemical . . .