Anyone heard of an aqueous sodium battery?

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OutOfPlaceNinja
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Anyone heard of an aqueous sodium battery?

Post by OutOfPlaceNinja » Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:40 pm

URL of the article I found:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/1 ... ctric-cars

Wikipedia article about the technology:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium-ion_battery

The company website:
http://www.aquionenergy.com/

Basically, it seems to be a deep cycle battery technology that exists now that has far more charge cycles than pretty much any other battery technology around and is pretty cheap to produce.

I've never heard of this battery tech but it seems like it might be very useful for off grid and electric car purposes. They can be discharged to zero DoD.

So have any of you heard of this?

JimW
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Re: Anyone heard of an aqueous sodium battery?

Post by JimW » Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:05 pm

Well, looking at the prices, it's outside of my budget. A bunch! :mrgreen:

Same as the Edison batteries (nickle/iron).

If they could cut it down to purchasing a single "cell?" so you could build up to the 2.4 Kwh they currently have as a minimum, then maybe I could justify it. (or the 2.4 kwh was the smallest I could find)

However, it does look interesting!

techman
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Re: Anyone heard of an aqueous sodium battery?

Post by techman » Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:00 pm

I have never heard of that technology before. But again, the price is out of my league for the new technologies.

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