High-Density Flexible Battery to Revolutionize Renewable Energy Systems
By July 3rd, 2009Friday, July 3, 2009 0:38 on
The company Infinite Power Solutions(IPS) has developed a new range of high-density flexible batteries that could revolutionize renewable energy systems. The manufacturer says these tiny, rechargeable, thin-film batteries combine the energy density of traditional batteries with the high discharge current of supercapacitors. With some models measuring just 0.5in. square (12.7mm) and less than .01in. thick (0.17mm), IPS claims these are the most powerful batteries for their size.
Designed to outperform Lithium coin cells, printed batteries, and other thin-film batteries, the THINERGY Micro-Energy Cell (MEC) family includes four models of varying size and capacity. Each MEC is a thin, flexible unit that can be easily incorporated into compact hardware designs. Multiple MECs can be stacked to increase capacity and output without increasing the unit’s footprint. The THINERGY MECs are even thin enough to be embedded and laminated into printed circuit boards or other materials.
The THINERGY MECs are made from sold-state chemistry, with no liquid or organic polymer electrolytes used. IPS says this construction allows the MECs to support more recharge cycles than other rechargeable batteries, and to hold their charge longer with less loss. A fully-charged MEC will lose less than 1% of its charge over a year.
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