January 27, 2015
BioSolar Plans to Lower the Cost of Solar Power with Energy Storage Technology
December 03, 2014
BioSolar Sets Record with Low Cost Energy Storage Supercapacitor
September 30, 2014
BioSolar Files International Patent for Breakthrough Supercapacitor Technology
September 17, 2014
BioSolar Names Nobel Laureate Dr. Alan Heeger and Dr. David Vonlanthen as Scientific Advisors
|BioSolar, producer of innovative bio-based solar energy products, is currently developing a breakthrough supercapacitor technology for reducing the cost of storing the energy of the sun. Existing battery technologies, such as lithium-ion batteries, are good for longer-term energy storage, but cannot be charged or discharged rapidly. This limits the use of batteries to power backup applications. Inspired by nature, BioSolar is developing a low cost polymer-based supercapacitor that can be charged and discharged hundreds of times faster than batteries, and will complement batteries for the storage of solar energy.
By integrating BioSolar supercapacitors, as the high power frontend to battery banks, daytime solar energy can be quickly and cost-effectively stored for nighttime use. This potentially game-changing technology will allow users of solar energy systems to reduce their dependence or go completely off the electric utility power grid.