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Energy Storage for Uninterruptible Power Supplies

Energy Storage for Uninterruptible Power Supplies

Power Electronic News
August 20, 2020

Energy Storage technologies (Batteries) provide standalone power supplies, allowing the convenience, reliability, and freedom of movement of any system; electric vehicles are a typical example. Environmental responsibility and costs suggest investments to improve features.

Two exciting companies are working on various battery solutions. ZincFive is supporting the market with nickel-zinc (NiZn) battery-based uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) for mission-critical applications in data centers and intelligent transportation and offers batteries for stationary and start-stop applications.

Zinc8 is working on a zinc-air regenerative fuel-cell system. Zinc is abundant and inexpensive. Unlike lithium-ion (Li-ion) technology, which requires new batteries for scaling, zinc batteries are able to decouple the connection between energy and power. Zinc-air batteries use oxygen from the atmosphere to extract energy from zinc, making the production of zinc-air batteries low-cost and with another degree of safety.

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