Aussie silicon solar storage could eclipse Tesla’s Powerwall

prototype-1414-degrees-1000Adelaide-based innovator 1414 Degrees is out to prove a new utility scale energy storage system based on molten silicon technology.

The technology’s developers claim that their new device could come in at just 10% of the cost per kWh capacity of lithium ion batteries, when used in larger industrial and commercial applications.

The company, whose product is derived from research originally patented by CSIRO, is named after the melting point of pure silicon in degrees celsius

Read more: AFR

Image: Prototype at Tonsley Park, SA. By 1414 Degrees.

This story is taken from the 17 February 2017 edition of The Warren Centre’s Prototype newsletter. Sign up for the Prototype here.