Lavo Green Energy Storage System is an Australian proposal to bring hydrogen fuel cells to homes with the installation of solar panels. A system that is capable of offering up to 40 kWh.
Lavo Green Energy Storage System, a method to store solar energy
That solar energy It is a palpable reality in the present to generate electricity in a cleaner way, no one can dispute it. However, what is a great option to use during the day, when the light falls on the panels and provides their full potential, requires a installation of batteries to store that electricity produced and use it when it is night or cloudy. So far the most advanced systems use the lithium batteries. Now the company Washed intends to make the market evolve by replacing the use of these batteries with an electrical energy storage system based on the hydrogen fuel cells.
Lavo system features
The Australian company has presented its first business model. It consists of a wardrobe 1,680 x 1,240 x 400 mm Y 196 kg of weight. To use it, the user must have solar panels previously installed in the house. Washed connects to output inverter next to a running water outlet. Then, the excess electrical energy captured by the solar panels is sent to the equipment of Washed and this energy is used to perform the water hydrolysis process, with what I know releases oxygen Y save the hydrogen in a sponge-shaped storage system at a pressure of 30 bar.
Afterwards, the hydrogen under pressure is channeled to the fuel cell, and there the oxygen from the ambient air is added to generate electricity when necessary. The only waste generated in the process is Water. According to the manufacturer, this system can store the equivalent of a 40 kWh, plenty to feed a standard housing for two days. The team of Washed includes a lithium battery classic of 5 KWh, used as temporary storage, which provides instantaneous power while the described process occurs.
More details of energy storage equipment
The system has a 30-year half-life, twice the most advanced lithium batteries; and includes Wifi and one mobile app from which to control the equipment. This first model is currently only available in Australia, at a price of around 21,000 euros. The company expects to begin distributing units around the world at late 2022, for about 17,000 euros.
Via | Washed