DEWA patents chemical liquid boosting energy storage system efficiency
The Research and Development Center (R&D) of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) recently made a significant development in energy storage technology by submitting a new patent for a novel chemical liquid. The purpose of this liquid is to support energy storage systems and raise their general effectiveness.
DEWA's Breakthrough Patent
The newly developed liquid boasts impressive attributes, including exceptional thermal and electrochemical stability. This breakthrough paves the way for safer and more efficient operations within energy storage systems, particularly benefiting lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells.
A Landscape of Innovation
Through its strategic initiatives, DEWA has demonstrated its dedication to sustainability and innovation. These include the Hatta hydroelectric facility, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, and the ground-breaking Green Hydrogen project that makes use of solar energy. Additionally, DEWA has started two pilot projects using lithium-ion and sodium-sulfur batteries from Tesla, making them the first utility-scale energy storage initiatives in the area.
Championing Energy Security
The DEWA's MD and CEO, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, stressed the importance of this patent in demonstrating the agency's commitment to enhancing energy security and sustainability. He also emphasized DEWA's dedication to enhancing Dubai's reputation as a leader in the green economy and a hub for clean energy.
Digital Disruption for Excellence
Al Tayer further highlighted DEWA's strategic direction of digital transformation by leveraging Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies. This approach not only aims to disrupt the traditional utility landscape but also solidifies DEWA's position as a world-class utility provider through innovation and technological leadership.
Research Beyond Boundaries
Waleed bin Salman, the Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA, underscored the diverse research areas of the R&D Centre. These include solar power, smart grid integration, energy efficiency, water technologies, space innovations, and applications stemming from the Fourth Industrial Revolution.