The new world of energy storage is one where companies are able to capture and store energy in the form of heat instead of a liquid.
This is an evolution of the technology first pioneered in the early 1900s by the British electrical company British Thermal Company (BTCC).
It is an idea that has been around for a long time, with many attempts to make it commercially viable, including the Tesla energy storage project.
It is important to note that this is not a new concept, as there have been attempts to put the heat in a battery for years.
However, it is the first time the concept has been commercially viable in a practical form.
“The concept of storing heat in batteries was around for years, but we never achieved a commercial product,” said Alex Williams, who is a senior associate at the Energy Storage Group at the University of Waterloo.
“We are now able to take the technology to a new level, where we can actually produce a battery from heat.”
Williams and his team are building a battery that can be made in a way that can store energy at temperatures of up to 1,000 degrees Celsius, which is much hotter than what we have seen in a conventional battery.
The battery will consist of three electrodes and a capacitor, with the electrodes arranged in a grid.
“In our case, the electrodes are arranged in such a way to store energy as heat,” he said.
“It is a grid that we can build on top of the battery and we can have a large surface area of the grid.”
The battery could be built using materials like graphene, copper or aluminium, and has been designed to withstand the extreme conditions that would be expected to be experienced in a large-scale energy storage application.
“This is the next frontier in energy storage,” Williams said.
The team’s prototype is based on the same principles as Tesla’s batteries, but the battery’s electrodes are made of glass.
“You have to look at it from a very different perspective,” Williams explained.
“There is the technology we use, but there is a whole other realm of engineering that goes into the design and engineering of the batteries.”
Williams has worked in the space of energy, and he said that the potential of the project was “significant”.
He said the project is a first step towards the commercialisation of the technologies that he sees as the key to the future of energy.
“Our approach is not to build a battery, but rather to build an electrical grid,” he explained.