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New battery may bring power to remote locations

A company created by Carnegie Mellon University has created a sodium ion battery that stores energy from solar and wind power.

Aquion Energy’s battery has a longer life than conventional batteries, meaning that it is more cost effective.  The first batteries were delivered to microgrid operators, with the intent that these operators, which can exist independent of the centralized grid, will be able to bring power to the more than 1 billion people across the world who live in areas without electricity.

The batteries would also bring cleaner power to remote regions, which often rely on diesel fuel for energy.

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