For the past ten years, Anthony Price has organised the International Flow Battery Forum, an annual conference to promote interest in, and encourage the development and use of, flow batteries. BEST magazine invited Price to discuss flow battery technology and its role in energy storage.
Energy storage can be classified in many ways; for example, we can classify a storage type by the technology, by size (power), by energy content (energy) or by lifetime or suitability for particular applications. Batteries can also be of the primary, (that is single-use) or secondary (rechargeable) type.
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