Flow Battery Basics, Part 1: What They Are, How They Work, Where They’re Used

Thursday, June 19, 2014 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CESA’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP) hosted a two-part webinar series on flow batteries. In Flow Battery Basics, Part 1, guest speakers from DOE, Sandia National Laboratories, and representatives of two leading flow battery companies, UniEnergy Technologies (UET) and EnerVault, discussed the technology, including its advantages and disadvantages, costs, safety, life cycle, how it compares with more traditional chemical batteries, what applications it is good for, and some examples of flow battery projects. ESTAP Project Director Todd Olinsky-Paul moderated this webinar. Presentations were followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Guest Speakers:

  • Dr. Imre Gyuk, DOE
  • Summer Ferreira, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Charlie Vartanian, UET
  • Craig Horne, Enervault