ACT Could Take More Electricity from Renewables with Liquid Metal Batteries Invented by MIT Professor Donald Sadoway
Even when the ACT reaches its 90 per cent renewable energy target it will still need coal or gas powered electricity at times when there isn't enough sun or wind. But storing power from renewables in grid-scale batteries could revolutionise the way we access electricity. The co-inventor of the liquid metal battery, MIT materials chemistry Professor Donald Sadoway believes the low-cost, long-life cells could be a world-changing alternative to solid state lithium-ion batteries and the ACT would be one place that could benefit. Professor Sadoway's company Ambri is about to deploy its first commercial batteries in late 2015 early 2016 at several US sites.