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Fact Sheet: Carbon-Enhanced Lead-Acid Batteries (October 2012)

DOE's Energy Storage Program is funding research and testing to improve the performance and reduce the cost of lead-acid batteries. Research to understand and quantify the mechanisms responsible for the beneficial effect of carbon additions will help demonstrate the near-term feasibility of grid-scale energy storage with lead-acid batteries, and may also benefit other battery chemistries.

For more information about how OE is accelerating discovery and innovation in electric transmission and distribution technologies and creating "next generation" devices, software, tools, and techniques to help modernize the electric grid, visit the Power Systems Engineering Research and Development Division page.