Relectrify, an Australian based company, has developed a way to recycle used electric car batteries to be used for battery storage. Traditionally, batteries are viewed as being only as strong as their weakest cell. Relectrifiy is able to control each cell in a battery to get the most out of each battery, when other batteries would simply stop functioning when one cell ages.
The batteries can be used for utilities as well as microgrids, with one battery pack storing 72 kilowatt hours of energy with the ability to be linked with other packs to scale. This battery fits a need in the market for a more affordable storage system. The company has partnered with Nissan and American Electric Power. The batteries can increase the lifetime of battery by 33% and reduce costs by 50%.
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