A team of Harvard scientists and engineers has demonstrated a new type of battery
that could fundamentally transform the way electricity
is stored on the grid, making power from renewable energy sources such as wind
far more economical and reliable.
The novel battery technology is reported in a paper published in Nature
on January 9. Under the OPEN 2012 program, the Harvard team received
funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects
to develop the innovative grid-scale battery and plans to work with
ARPA-E to catalyze further technological and market breakthroughs over
the next several years.