The battery market that is supposed to store energy from alternative power sources has not been up to par with the alternative energy technology that it was supposed to support. The batteries simply had to be too large and could not hold enough power. However, Harvard scientists have developed a battery that will store energy in quinones.
These are plant-based compounds that will sit in water until they are to be converted back into electricity. Not only will these batteries be less flammable, but these new batteries will be much smaller than the batteries that many thought were necessary to hold all of the energy from wind and solar power.
This change in the science could give energy companies a chance to change the way they produce energy, store energy and use alternate power sources to supply their customers. Also, this could help independent outfits store their own energy. The future is not far away.