A silicon battery that is set to transform the landscape of long duration stationary storage.
Cost-effective long duration stationary electricity storage is required to enable the predicted and necessary ramp-up of renewables to mitigate climate change. This currently relies on location constrained pumped hydro. Ultra-cheap, portable, fast to deploy technologies are urgently required.
Silbat has developed a silicon battery that is set to transform the landscape of long duration stationary storage. The solution is based on the latent heat of metal-grade silicon and its back-conversion to electricity using thermophotovoltaics. According to MIT research, cost-effectively turning renewables into dispatchable electricity sources requires long duration storage with capital expenses of less than $20/kWh. Silbat’s battery can do it for less than $10/kWh.