Novel, low-cost alternative technologies to tackle practical, industrial conundrums – a case study of batteries
Macao Polytechnic Institute, School of Business, Rua de Luís Gonzaga Gomes, Macao, China.
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Whereas batteries in comparison with most other means of energy storage are more environmentally friendly and economical in their operation, they are beset by low energy replenishment rates, low energy storage density, high capital cost of themselves, and high capital cost of energy replenishment infrastructures. Mainly based on ergonomics, this paper proposes a novel, low-cost alternative technology to practically and industrially make these weaknesses irrelevant to some extent without calling for revolutionary technological breakthroughs in material science, batteries’ microstructures, or battery manufacturing technologies. The technology takes advantage of modularization of battery systems, prioritization of charging and discharging of battery module(s) according to ease of unloading and/or loading the battery module(s) and/or ease of loading replacement battery module(s) of the battery module(s).
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