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Redox flow batteries for medium-to large-scale energy storage

M. Skyllas-Kazacos and C. Menictas,     University of New South Wales, Australia

T. Lim,     Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore

Abstract:

With the increasing integration of renewable energy sources into the electricity grids of many developed and developing countries, the need for energy storage has become a major priority for grid stabilisation. Flow batteries offer high energy efficiencies, very long cycle life and good cost structures for applications requiring more than 2 h of storage capacity. Of the flow battery technologies currently under development, the vanadium redox flow battery that was pioneered at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, has received ...

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