We develop disruptive electricity storage technology that can turn intermittent renewable energies into fully dispatchable electricity sources
In other words, they can be used anytime, regardless of the sun shining or the wind blowing, and this is done as cheaply as with fossil-fueled or nuclear power plants.
We turn electricity into heat and store it in molten silicon (1410°C). Silicon is the second most abundant element in the Earth’s crust and the second with the highest latent heat of fusion, which makes it incredibly cheap and energy dense.
Then, when power is needed again, we convert it back to electricity using thermophotovoltaic (TPV) cells, similar to PV cells but tuned to convert the infrared emission of a 1410°C radiant source efficiently. Energy Storage in Molten Silicon
As simple as canning the power of a red dwarf star!
Celebrating Our Growth Milestones
Silbat and its key partner, the Institute of Solar Energy of the Technical University of Madrid (IES-UPM), will be presenting the results of their ongoing