Honeywell introduces new flow battery technology for large-scale renewable energy storage

Honeywell has introduced a new flow battery technology to work with renewable generation sources such as wind and solar. The move is aimed at meeting the demand for sustainable energy storage. The new flow battery uses a safe, non-flammable electrolyte that converts chemical energy into electricity to store it for later use while meeting the environmental, longevity and safety objectives of utilities. Honey­well’s new technology delivers greater flexibility and extended duration for utilities. The battery stores energy that can be used when wind and solar are absent, in the event of power outages and when power grids are at capacity. It can store and discharge electricity for up to 12 hours, exceeding the duration of lithium-ion batteries, which can only discharge up to 4 hours. The battery is designed with recyclable components and does not degrade over time.