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Sumitomo Electric plans to build a long-life battery plant in North America.


Japan's Sumitomo Electric industries plans to build a new battery plant in North America as the U.S accelerates its shift to sustainable energy.
Sumitomo wants to produce large capacity batteries called "redox flow cells" which are used to store electricity generated by wind turbines and other forms of renewable energy. The batteries are less prone to degradation than conventional lithium-ion batteries. Redox flow cells can last 30 years, or twice as long as lithium-ion ones.
In recent years, as the introduction of renewable energy accelerates toward the realization of a decarbonized society, the need for storage batteries is growing for the purpose of stabilizing power systems and effectively utilizing renewable energies. There is a particularly strong need for safe and long-life storage batteries, and Sumitomo Electric has been developing and selling redox flow battery systems to meet the need.



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  • Videlis Eddie

    61 w

    Technology on another level....good move

    • winnie nguru

      71 w

      This is a great power hub that assures of a smooth electric mobility transition.

      • We Don't Have Time

        71 w

        Dear Tabitha Kimani Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Sumitomo and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

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        • Munene Mugambi

          71 w

          Long life batteries would save cost and time spent on constant charging and replacement. Good move

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          • Peter Karanga

            71 w

            Impressive move

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            • Elijah Gitonga

              71 w

              Great technology.

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