While the world is going through a dreadful energy crisis, scientists and researchers have devised a plan to make an energy-efficient battery that will store a record-breaking amount of energy. The Manatee Energy Storage Center is the facility where the world’s biggest battery is being built. It will absorb and store energy from the sun (solar energy) and supply it where needed.
The project is now said to be completed by 75 percent which means most of it is completed and within a short span of time, the battery will be entirely functional. According to the statement of Florida Power and Light Company (FPL), there is a total of 132 containers out of which, 100 are done at present. This facility is located in Manatee County. The project is said to be completed by the end of this year.
The entire project has a capacity of 409-MW. It will deliver 900 MWh of energy which is enough to supply continuous energy to around 329,000 for two hours. This shows how much potential it has to solve the energy crisis at hand.
This electricity is supposed to take the place of FPL’s coal plants. This means that the project is generating clean, reliable, and economical energy solutions. Once this project is completed, the focus will be taken to the hydrogen pilot project which is a ray of hope for 100 percent carbon-free clean energy.
This huge battery will provide energy even when the sun is not out with the help of its large storage capacity. The entire battery generates the power equivalent to that generated by 100 million iPhone batteries. The battery will take up the space of a 40-acre plot of land and is alleged to last for around 40 years.
Florida is extending this project into other areas of the city as well. The transportation system will have 1,000 EV chargers and the government is collaborating with the universities to find more practical and efficient solutions.