Green Power Gets Charged from 100 Percent Liquid Battery

By Anna Carranza
|  Friday, Mar 13, 2009  |  Updated 5:09 AM EDT
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Green Power Gets Charged from 100 Percent Liquid Battery

Battery power and the enviroment don't gel well but a possible new completely liquid battery could revolutinize green power.

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MIT scientists may have made the greenest battery to date, according to the Daily Galaxy. The fully liquid battery is a color-coded chemical cocktail which can contain charge. Until now, batteries have had only one liquid component and have been dependent on a solid electrode.

Professor Sadoway of MIT-printed Technology Review reports that the liquid cell can handle currents an order of magnitude greater than any other battery, are easier to make, will last longer and for only a third of the cost. 

A truly scalable and easily chargeable battery system could revolutionize green-power. A major problem in power production is simply storing the stuff when it’s in major demand.

Battery storage may be a potential problem. A large field of liquid batteries would be required to supply a city. Solar panels may be required to juice it all up.

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