Startup Thinks Its Battery Will Solve Renewable Energys Big Flaw on MIT Tech Review Jan 27 2014

Aquion has started production of a low-cost sodium-ion battery aimed at making renewable energy viable.  A former Sony TV factory near Pittsburgh is coming to life again after lying idle for four years. Whirring robotic arms have started to assemble a new kind of battery that could make the grid more efficient and let villages run on solar power around the clock.   Aquion, the startup that developed the battery, has finished installing its first commercial-scale production line at the factory, and is sending out batteries for customers to evaluate. . . .

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