The use of flow cell technology for individual electricity supply is not a thing of the future, but already reality in many places. Flow cells are being used, for instance, as energy storage systems for domestic wind-power or solar equipment. Due to the low energy density of their electrolyte liquids, however, these installations are very large. The benefit of a nanoFlowcell® fed with bi-ION compared with conventional flow cells is its significantly more compact structure and comparatively high power and energy density.

nanoFlowcell® can be flexibly integrated into a domestic electricity infrastructure – be it as a supplementary energy provider in a hybrid solution or as a standalone solution to cover a household’s electricity needs. Homes or communities that are not connected to the public grid and do not have access to natural energy sources like sun and wind will see nanoFlowcell® technology as an environmentally friendly and reliable alternative to oil and diesel engines or block-type thermal power stations. The benefit of bi-ION is that it’s easy to store in tanks without losing its energy content. The electrolytes are refilled by a fuel tanker as is currently the case for oil or diesel fuel. Solar or wind-power installations can be secured with nanoFlowcell® to guarantee uninterrupted energy supply when domestic demand exceeds the capacity of the local solar or wind-power facility during peak times. Even in the most remote regions, nanoFlowcell® technology can provide electricity for things like computers, air conditioning, cooling systems, communication devices or dairy equipment. nanoFlowcell® is also particularly useful as a redundant power source wherever critical infrastructure elements must be protected in the event of a power cut.

The benefits of nanoFlowcell® technology in stationary electricity supply are:

  • no emissions that are harmful to health or the environment, no noise of the type generated by internal combustion engines
  • scalable power
  • high system stability, low maintenance, long lifecycle
  • bi-ION electrolyte liquids are easy to store, have an almost unlimited shelf life, have minimal self-discharge, are neither flammable nor explosive, nor are they harmful to health or the environment
  • easy to work with
  • integration of stationary and (electro)mobile nanoFlowcell systems possible
  • local production enables straightforward supply of bi-ION electrolyte liquid