innovenergy is now part of it... in the select club of 245 exciting young Swiss companies in the energy sector. The idea of mutual cooperation as well as support from established companies and research find a good platform in the «Swiss Energy Startup Map», which makes what is happening in the market of young companies visible.
Headlines about burning batteries make the rounds again and again. From smartphones in your pocket to drive batteries in e-vehicles to home storage in the basement, the topic of fire hazards and fire safety is widely discussed. It is undisputed that lithium-ion batteries are fire accelerants. At the end of the following article, you will find out how this works in detail, what needs to be done and what experts think about it. And, to say it in advance: All these fire horror stories do NOT apply to salt batteries. These are absolutely safe!
The current situation is critical. Electricity self-sufficiency is becoming inevitable! Therefore, PV must be used maximally and highly efficiently. Alternative salt battery storage systems and private DC grids help with more profitability and double harvesting.
Renewable energy systems, such as your photovoltaic system, produce direct current (DC). The storage battery in your basement also needs direct current. But the electricity grid in your house or flat uses alternating current (AC) – even the public grid. And everywhere there are converters or inverters that bring voltages and current to the same level.
Swiss CO2 levels are low compared to neighbouring countries. But the Swiss electricity island is still plagued by the energy shortfall in winter. Production from renewable energies is not enough to get by entirely without buying electricity from abroad. And what we buy there is often anything but green electricity.
... 32 litres of water. Consumer goods also contain water - namely water that was used for production. Experts also speak of virtual water. A microchip uses about 32 litres, a complete computer 20,000 litres, a car 400,000 litres of water.
On 28.11.2019, the first innoVParty took place in the environmental arena in Spreitenbach. It was a great pleasure for everyone to feel this young growing sales team live for the first time.
BLS is constantly modernising its technology and applying future-oriented innovative solutions. The new technical building and the switching station in Holligen/BE are powered by photovoltaics. The system was installed by the Ruswil-based company Alectron AG. A new feature was the storage of the electricity in a salt battery. This sustainable and ecological storage system was manufactured by Innovenergy GmbH from Meiringen. This system represents a pilot plant with an independent power supply.