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Salt batteries don't burn!
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!
Salt battery hibernation: More CO2-free electricity in the cold seasonAlthough nature only provides us with a fraction of renewable energies, energy consumption really takes off in the cold season. And with it, CO2 emissions from oil, gas and coal also increase. However, owners of a salt battery storage system with a photovoltaic system can help to reduce winter CO2 emissions.
Storing costs electricity: The issue of conversion losses
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.