Batteries & Emissions

Source: NFCRC
Source: Lyon Solar
Source: Barnhart et al. Solar PV plus Li-ion storage emissions intensity is indicated by the yellow line.
Source: Wang et al. Applied Energy 2016, 184, 873–881

A hypothetical solar-powered country relying on mass-produced Li-ion batteries to fill the dark gaps may be responsible for substantially more than 200 grams of CO₂-equivalent for each kWh it consumes — chillingly, all while considering itself clean, green and decarbonised!

Source: Solarcity

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Oscar Archer

Oscar Archer

Eco-modernism, clean energy abundance and enhanced opportunity for future generations.