Stoney’s British Pub
3007 Concord Pike
University of Pennsylvania
“Energy Storage Solutions – Batteries and Fuel Cells”
The conversion from fossil-based energy resources to more renewable sources such as wind and solar has motivated the development of battery and fuel cell technologies for the storage of electrical energy. In this talk I will review some of the major developments in this area of research that have led to the rapid expansion of the use of a range of battery technologies and will also explore some of the factors that need to be overcome for further developments. Specific examples will include batteries for electric vehicles and flow batteries and reversible fuel cells for grid level energy storage.