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Revolution in energy storage – electric cars as home batteries

27 September 2023 

In the rapidly changing world of green technologies, sustainable innovations and renewable energy, electric cars are not only known for their contribution to reducing CO2 emissions on the road; nowadays, electric cars are also known for their potential as home batteries.

In recent years, the idea of using an electric car as an energy storage system for your home has become increasingly popular. In this blog, we delve deeper into the emerging trend and look at the benefits, challenges and future of an electric car as a home battery.
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FZSONICK – the alternative to saltwater batteries

16 August 2023 

In the search for efficient and sustainable energy storage systems, sodium-ion saltwater batteries (saltwater batteries) have emerged in recent years as a promising solution. These flow batteries offer an interesting alternative to traditional battery technology. Besides the saltwater battery, there are also other alternative solutions available. In this blog, we focus our attention on a specific alternative: the sodium-nickel battery by Swiss company FZSONICK. Read more

Lead-acid Battery vs Lithium-iron-phosphate Battery

22 June 2023 

Lead-acid and lithium-iron-phosphate batteries are often used in industrial applications. Lead-acid batteries are the traditional option, while lithium-iron-phosphate batteries are increasingly used as a 'drop-in replacement'. However, both variants have their own advantages and disadvantages that are worth considering. Read more

The life of primary batteries

22 March 2022 

Primary batteries, or non-rechargeable batteries, are still the more popular option over secondary batteries, or rechargeable batteries, in many cases. Especially in situations where charging the batteries is not possible. That's why primary batteries are often found in military missions, pacemakers, tire pressure gauges, IoT devices, watches, electric remote controls and more. How long primary batteries last depends on a number of factors. The main factors for this are the chemistry of the battery, ambient temperature and energy consumption of the application. Read more

Energy agreement requires batteries

17 March 2022 

The convenience of energy from gas and coal will soon be behind us thanks to the energy agreement. We will have to use energy very differently. By 2030, the amount of green electricity we produce in the Netherlands from nature must be increased by five times. This will require hundreds of additional wind mills and the installation of millions of solar panels. Read more

Alternative to the battery; hydrogen!

17 March 2022 

Elfa lives by batteries and has more than 100 years of battery expertise. Yet it is certainly not blind to other developments. We believe that the battery will always play a very important role for small-scale applications. But where the battery will power cars or, even bigger, provide power to homes and companies, we expect its role to become small in the coming decades. After all, hydrogen offers a better alternative. Read more

Replacing batteries in space

17 March 2022 

On June 26, two Nasa astronauts conducted a spacewalk to replace old nickel-hydrogen batteries with new lithium-ion batteries. The new lithium-ion batteries are lighter and smaller than the old batteries and also have more power capacity. Read more

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