Widely recognized as the “holy grail”, energy storage is critical to delivering on the promise of a sustainable energy future. Storage will play the instrumental role in upgrading our current grid infrastructure by eliminating waste, improving reliability and supporting the widespread adoption of renewable energy.
An enabling technology
In the developing world, energy storage is the enabling technology to provide low-cost distributed energy microgrids to the 2.5 billion people with limited or no access reliable power. As the world faces the challenges in the area of food, water and energy, ViZn recognizes the importance of our task at hand.
Low cost reliable energy is the catalyst for economic growth which in turn will lift billions out of poverty while supporting additional innovations in the area of food production and clean water. ViZn is committed to building a sustainable future for generations to come.
The promise of the flow battery
“Flow batteries are one of the top 3 technologies that Bill Gates thinks could save the world. “–Bill Gates announced at the Breakthrough Energy Coalition in December 2015. He told a group of 28 investors including Mark Zuckerberg, George Soros, and Richard Branson, that “the energy crisis isn’t just a matter of collecting energy. We also have to store it. Wind power and solar power are by definition intermittent, so it’s crucial to have a way to store that energy when the sun stops shining or the wind stops blowing. And, Flow-batteries that could last longer and hold more energy than lithium ion batteries is an example of innovation that makes a difference.”