The use of flow cell technology for individual electricity supplies is already reality in many places. Flow cells are used for example as energy storage systems for domestic wind power or solar systems. Owing to the low energy density of their electrolyte liquids, however, these facilities are very large. The advantage of nanoFlowcell® fed with bi-ION® compared to conventional flow cells is its significantly more compact design and higher power and energy density.
nanoFlowcell® can be flexibly integrated into a domestic electricity infrastructure – whether it be as a supplementary source of energy in a hybrid solution or as a standalone solution to cover a household’s electricity needs.
Households or villages that are not connected to the public grid and do not have access to natural energy sources such as the sun or wind are likely to consider nanoFlowcell® technology as an environmentally sound and reliable alternative to oil and diesel generator sets or block-unit power stations.
The advantage of bi-ION® is that it is easy to store in tanks without losing its energy content. The electrolytes are refilled by a fuel tanker as is the case with oil or diesel fuel. Existing solar or wind power installations can be backed up with nanoFlowcell® to guarantee an uninterrupted energy supply when domestic demand exceeds the capacity of the local solar or wind power facilities during peak times. Even in the most remote regions, nanoFlowcell® technology could be used to supply power to computers, air conditioning units, cooling systems, radio equipment or milking systems, for example.
nanoFlowcell® is particularly useful as a redundant power source where critical infrastructure elements must be protected in the event of a power cut.
nanoFlowcell® power units can be used for domestic electricity supply – either as a standalone power unit or in combination with a wind or solar power system. Our bi-ION® electrolyte solutions are supplied by tanker truck and stored in underground or overground tanks (similar to those used for petroleum as an energy source). The advantage of nanoFlowcell® power units is that they operate entirely without (lithium-ion) batteries and provide clean, eco-friendly energy at the touch of a button and around the clock – no matter whether the sun is shining or whether or not it is windy. In addition, nanoFlowcell®-powered vehicles can be filled up using the domestic bi-ION® supply.
nanoFlowcell® power stations can be used to supply self-sufficient electricity grids, for example as standalone power systems, to enable off-grid electrification in remote regions or as central power units in microgrids. Our nanoFlowcell® technology makes renewable energy mobile and delivers clean and eco-friendly energy to the remotest corners of the earth. The use of diesel generators or gas turbines in the aforementioned application scenarios is thus rendered superfluous.
Stationary electricity supplies
The benefits of nanoFlowcell® technology
No emissions that are harmful to health or the environment
No noise such as that generated by internal combustion engines
High system stability, low maintenance, long operating life
The bi-ION® electrolyte liquids are easy to store, keep almost indefinitely, have a low rate of self-discharge, are spark-resistant, non-flammable and non-explosive, and are neither harmful to the environment nor to health
Scalable power – from kW to MW
No “diesel bug” or flocculation with bi-ION®
Off-grid electricity supply
Integration of stationary and (electro)mobile nanoFlowcell® systems possible
Regional supply of bi-ION® electrolyte liquids