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Largest Sodium Sulfur Battery Powers a Texas Town

April 6th, 2010 04:15 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

separsons writes “The largest sodium sulfur battery in America, nicknamed ‘BOB,’ can provide enough electricity to power all of Presidio, Texas. Until now, the small town relied on a single, 60-year-old transmission line to connect it to the grid, so the community frequently experienced power outages. BOB, which stands for ‘Big-Old Battery,’ began charging earlier this week. The house-sized battery can hold four megawatts of power for up to eight hours. Utilities are looking into similar batteries to store power from solar and wind so that renewables can come online before the country implements a smart grid system.”

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