Advanced Functional Materials, Vol.23, No.8, 970-986, 2013
Recent Progress in Redox Flow Battery Research and Development
With the increasing need to seamlessly integrate renewable energy with the current electricity grid, which itself is evolving into a more intelligent, efficient, and capable electrical power system, it is envisioned that energy-storage systems will play a more prominent role in bridging the gap between current technology and a clean sustainable future in grid reliability and utilization. Redox flow battery technology is a leading approach in providing a well-balanced solution for current challenges. Here, recent progress in the research and development of redox flow battery technology, including cell-level components of electrolytes, electrodes, and membranes, is reviewed. The focus is on new redox chemistries for both aqueous and non-aqueous systems.