Solid-State: The "Future" of Battery Technology Today
The objective is to educate the audience about solid-state battery technology which is deemed as something achievable 'ten years in the future'. Industry has been struggling to develop solid-state batteries in spite of their important attributes to benefit the energy transition. They are difficult to manufacture especially in large quantities and at competitive prices for rapid deployment. Solid-state technology has many positive attributes for deployment in both grid-connected and off-grid microgrids including:
Safety (will not catch fire given its solid-state)
No cooling required, as they operate hot
Full availability of charge which reduces the need for unnecessarily oversizing projects
Details about the technology, benefits and applications will be discussed as well as a manufacturing example to highlight the difference with current Li-ion methods.