From Tesla’s Powerwall to flow batteries, we look at existing and emerging technology that could be a critical part of the sustainable energy puzzle

Batteries – the workhorse technology that injects life into gadgets we can’t live without – are taking on a bigger role as they replace petrol tanks in cars and make their way into homes and businesses to store electricity from rooftop solar panels or the grid.

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Source: Guardian Environment