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Title: Advanced-battery technologies: where are they now

Abstract

Near-term and advanced secondary batteries that are under development in the USA for application to electric utility load-leveling, electric vehicles, and solar photovoltaic power systems are reviewed along with studies of their applications. Of the near-term batteries for utility application, the lead-acid battery is the only reliable and cost-effective candidate but, to be commercially viable for a broad spectrum of the utility market, its cycle life capability has to be significantly extended with little or no increase to the battery cost. Lead-acid, iron-nickel oxide, and zinc-nickel oxide systems are the potential near-term candidates for electric vehicle applications. However, these near-term battery technologies, particularly the life and the cost, will have to be improved to facilitate broader acceptance by users. In the near-term EV battery program, significant technological progress has been made over the last two years in the areas of specific energy, specific power, and manufacturing engineering. Present program emphasizes cycle life enhancement and reduction of battery cost. The near-term EV batteries are targeted for initial commercialization in 1986. In parallel to the near-term battery program is the research and development of advanced batteries which have potentials of higher performance and lower cost. These advanced batteries include the ambient-temperature zinc-chlorinemore » hydrate system, and the high-temperature lithium-iron sulfide and sodium-sulfur systems. (WHK)« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6462928
Report Number(s):
CONF-8007103-1
ON: DE81023530
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Industrial chemistry session-modern engineering and technology seminar, Taipei, Taiwan, 7 Jul 1980
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; COST; ELECTRIC-POWERED VEHICLES; IRON-NICKEL BATTERIES; LEAD-ACID BATTERIES; LITHIUM-SULFUR BATTERIES; MARKET; NICKEL-ZINC BATTERIES; OFF-PEAK ENERGY STORAGE; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SUPPLIES; SERVICE LIFE; SODIUM-SULFUR BATTERIES; USES; ZINC-CHLORINE BATTERIES; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; ENERGY STORAGE; EQUIPMENT; METAL-GAS BATTERIES; METAL-METAL OXIDE BATTERIES; METAL-NONMETAL BATTERIES; POWER SUPPLIES; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; STORAGE; VEHICLES; 250901* - Energy Storage- Batteries- Design & Development; 250904 - Energy Storage- Batteries- Other Applications; 330300 - Advanced Propulsion Systems- Electric-Powered Systems; 200107 - Fossil-Fueled Power Plants- Off-Peak Energy Storage- (1980-); 140600 - Solar Energy- Photovoltaic Power Systems

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Yao, N P. Advanced-battery technologies: where are they now. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Yao, N P. Advanced-battery technologies: where are they now. United States.
Yao, N P. 1980. "Advanced-battery technologies: where are they now". United States.
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abstractNote = {Near-term and advanced secondary batteries that are under development in the USA for application to electric utility load-leveling, electric vehicles, and solar photovoltaic power systems are reviewed along with studies of their applications. Of the near-term batteries for utility application, the lead-acid battery is the only reliable and cost-effective candidate but, to be commercially viable for a broad spectrum of the utility market, its cycle life capability has to be significantly extended with little or no increase to the battery cost. Lead-acid, iron-nickel oxide, and zinc-nickel oxide systems are the potential near-term candidates for electric vehicle applications. However, these near-term battery technologies, particularly the life and the cost, will have to be improved to facilitate broader acceptance by users. In the near-term EV battery program, significant technological progress has been made over the last two years in the areas of specific energy, specific power, and manufacturing engineering. Present program emphasizes cycle life enhancement and reduction of battery cost. The near-term EV batteries are targeted for initial commercialization in 1986. In parallel to the near-term battery program is the research and development of advanced batteries which have potentials of higher performance and lower cost. These advanced batteries include the ambient-temperature zinc-chlorine hydrate system, and the high-temperature lithium-iron sulfide and sodium-sulfur systems. (WHK)},
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