storage battery

noun

: a cell or connected group of cells that converts chemical energy into electrical energy by reversible chemical reactions and that may be recharged by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to that of its discharge

called also storage cell

Examples of storage battery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The systems are powered by energy storage batteries. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Feb. 2024 The two caverns are deep, and when full would hold far more energy in the form of hydrogen than all the chemical storage batteries installed in the United States so far. Henry Fountain Nina Riggio, New York Times, 12 Jan. 2024 The facility will manufacture batteries for electric vehicles and energy storage batteries, which support the electric grid and prevent blackouts. Alexandra Hardle, The Arizona Republic, 28 Feb. 2024 Thomas Edison made countless tries to develop a storage battery, calling each failure a valuable insight into what would not work. Ann Kowal Smith, Forbes, 27 Nov. 2023 This means that Castonguay (or, really, his algorithms) can program storage batteries to be charged a hundred per cent before a storm hits. Bill McKibben, The New Yorker, 20 Nov. 2023 Grid storage batteries would play an important role in that future plan because those applications are often very large, containing millions of lithium-ion cells. IEEE Spectrum, 6 Nov. 2023 One possible answer is the rapid deployment of industrial-scale stationary storage batteries the likes of which Tesla is currently offering with the Megapack. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 28 Nov. 2023 Green Mountain Power’s former C.E.O., Mary Powell, left three years ago and soon took over Sunrun, which supplies rooftop solar panels and storage batteries for hundreds of thousands of homes nationwide, and serves as a third-party power aggregator for several utilities. Bill McKibben, The New Yorker, 20 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Storage battery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/storage%20battery. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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storage battery

noun
: a cell or connected group of cells that converts chemical energy into electrical energy by reversible chemical reactions and that may be recharged by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to that of its discharge

called also storage cell

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