World’s first-ever thermal battery plant was unveiled in Andhra Pradesh, aiming to create a new energy storage form that is expected to have commercial applications.
At the same, the facility will maintain carbon footprint, and will be less dependent on external factors like weather.
Owned by Bharat Energy Storage Technology Private Limited (BEST), the unit was inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
It will provide energy solutions for electrical grids, transport and telecom services. Thermal batteries use thermal energy to operate, i.e., the energy created by temperature differences. Therefore, the energy transfer in thermal batteries helps store heat when heat travels from one part of the battery setup to the other.
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