The NAIADES project aims to develop and demonstrate the Sodium-ion battery as an effective alternative to the Lithium-ion battery for electric energy storage application, thereby increasing the technology’s public acceptance.
Batteries are part of our daily life. They are not just central to mobile and automotive applications (to power smartphones, computers, electric vehicles etc), but as the energy system changes, energy storage devices can play a significant role in creating a stable and reliable power supply. They will become one of the essential conditions to support the development and integration of intermittent renewable energies sources such as wind, sun and waves. When the sun is not shining, and the wind is not blowing, extra capacity must be available to respond rapidly to consumers’ energy needs.
Thanks to “stationary storage” i.e. batteries installed in fixed locations, like in the basement of citizen’s apartments for example, users can still maintain their total daily levels of energy consumption while having more choices on what energy source to consume from taking into account market prices.