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Organic mega flow battery promises breakthrough for renewable energy
January 8, 2014
A team of Harvard University scientists and engineers has demonstrated a new type of battery that could fundamentally transform the way electricity is stored on the grid, making power from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar far more economical and reliable.
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