Homes storing wind and solar energy using advanced lead batteries could create local markets to buy and sell their electricity, according to researchers at a university in the United States.
A student at S&T in Missouri is floating a new plan to buy and sell home grown electricity building on an innovative project which is underway using the latest lead battery energy storage technology.
The project, based in S&T’s EcoVillage, uses advanced lead batteries to power microgrids which support two high-tech homes for students. These “living laboratories” are paving the way for sustainable communities of the future who will be powered by renewable energy, and who will increasingly rely on advanced batteries for energy storage. Read more about the project here.