Letter: Encouraged by energy-storage progress


Date: Mar 12, 2019

David Hamilton, executive director of the Clean Energy

David Hamilton, executive director of the Clean Energy Business Incubator Program at Stony Brook University, stands next to a StorEn battery. Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz

“Aiming to power up” [Business, Feb. 27] was an inspiring story about a homegrown innovative battery startup. StorEn Technologies in Stony Brook is pioneering the use of vanadium-flow battery technology for possible home use as storage backup to the power grid.

If these guys are able to bring this technology safely and cost-effectively to the private housing market, what a great step forward in ensuring against blackouts during power outages. Sign me up as interested!

It was refreshing to read about something positive besides train wrecks, local political corruption and Washington scandals.

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