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.