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Energy storage

Liquid battery could cut need for new power plants

Engineering professor Donald Sadoway used an old-school chalk board at the prestigious TED gathering on Thursday to write the formula for a liquid battery that could one day cut the need for new power plants.

"The way things stand, electricity demand must be in constant balance with supply," Sadoway told the tech-savvy audience in Southern California.

Inexpensive batteries made from liquid metal could store electricity from solar panels, wind farms, or existing generation facilities and save it for when it is most needed.

Read more  See also this NPR story on the same topic.

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