10,000 Farad Graphene Supercapacitor
Sunvault Energy, Inc. announced that in conjunction with the Edison Power Company it has successfully created a 10,000-Farad graphene supercapacitor. Sunvault and Edison consider this development to be the most significant breakthrough in the development of graphene supercapacitors to date. The development is a combined effort between Sunvault Energy and the Edison Power Company. At 10,000F, there is no other graphene supercapacitor built to this size in the world. Sunvault is continuing to evaluate what level of building block it will launch its initial product lines from, as that will determine the various configuration designs to launch in its initial product lines; it expects within this current month it will have solved its building block configuration design base unit and will move into the phase for product approval and manufacturing immediately following.
â€œThis technology is more accurately defined as a hybrid bringing the power density associated to a battery together with the high impact fast charging known to capacitorsâ€ stated Gary Monaghan, CEO of Sunvault. â€œAt 10,000 Farads, a graphene supercapacitor / battery is powerful enough to power up a semi truck while being the size of a paperback novel at this point. We continue to advance daily on our product development and we expect large gains in shrinking the size of the unit over the next few weeksâ€, he continued.
The relevance of the size and power supplied with these graphene storage units are that they can be connected together like storage building blocks to form a larger form of electrical storage for many markets. The higher the Farad combined with the smallest sized unit allows an optimum building block approach. The building block approach allows for sizing to any existing battery driven product that exists on the market today and also new product development as an internal component. Some initial markets of concentration for Sunvault Energy in conjunction with the Edison Power Company are the smart phone market, the electric car market, electric grid stabilization and the recently popularized concept of a home off the Grid with Solar and a proven storage component made front of mind to potential investorâ€™s recently through information releases by Tesla.
In a recent past release by Sunvault, the company CEO spoke of the pricing as it relates to the home off the grid strategy with the following quote from CEO, Gary Monaghan: â€œCurrently the cost to manufacture a lithium battery is about $500 (USD) per/ kWh. Tesla recently announced a Super Factory to be built in Nevada, with a promise to get the price of lithium batteries down to $150 USD per kWh by 2020, our current cost estimated for this type of graphene base supercapacitor is about $100 per kWh today and we feel confident we should be able to cut this pricing in half by the end of 2015â€³
â€œGraphene based Supercapacitors are carbon based, and form no toxicity threat to the environment, unlike the lithium battery and our opinion is that no one should be putting several thousand pounds of these Lithium cells in close proximity to the house or on their walls â€ stated Gary Monaghan. There is an ample supply of graphite to make graphene or if you do not choose graphite there are other carbon based elements to make graphene, while Lithium supplies are finiteâ€ he continued.
In simple terms â€“ A smart phone that will be charged in under a minute and electric cars that can be powered by the graphene pseudo/supercapacitor that can fast charge more rapidly than any battery and effectively last a life time, will significantly change the landscape of the future. In every decade there is some breakthrough technology that will significantly impact the world and its future, Sunvault believes for â€œthis decade that breakthrough is graphene and all of its potential usesâ€.