MIT scientists may have made the greenest battery to date, according to the Daily Galaxy. The fully liquid battery is a color-coded chemical cocktail which can contain charge. Until now, batteries have had only one liquid component and have been dependent on a solid electrode.
Professor Sadoway of MIT-printed Technology Review reports that the liquid cell can handle currents an order of magnitude greater than any other battery, are easier to make, will last longer and for only a third of the cost.
A truly scalable and easily chargeable battery system could revolutionize green-power. A major problem in power production is simply storing the stuff when it’s in major demand.
Battery storage may be a potential problem. A large field of liquid batteries would be required to supply a city. Solar panels may be required to juice it all up.