The world’s largest battery stores its energy somewhere big, blue, and unexpected

Using water instead of lithium.
Derya Ozdemir

To decarbonize our energy system, we need to use renewable energy sources efficiently. And we also need to find a way to make them reliable, as the world's energy needs cannot wait simply because the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing. Due to the intermittency of sources like wind and solar, engineers are working tirelessly to devise new ways of storing energy when available and releasing to the grid when needed. However, we still don't have enough batteries to compensate for global renewable energy slumps.

Large and efficient batteries are crucial for smoothing out peaks and dips in energy demand without relying on fossil fuels. In the latest video by the YouTube channel Undecided with Matt Ferrell, you can learn more about energy storage and the world's largest battery. Apparently, the world's largest battery uses water rather than lithium, and the YouTuber answers whether an old technology be the answer to our energy woes. If you want to learn more, make sure you watch the video embedded above, and as always, enjoy.

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