storage battery

noun

Definition of storage battery

: 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 There have been more than 35 large lithium-ion battery fires since 2018, Paul Christensen, an expert in lithium fires, told the Financial Times, including a 13-ton Tesla megapack storage battery in Victoria Australia that burned for three days. Aurora Almendral, Quartz, 21 Feb. 2022 This year, China is aiming to become the first Winter Olympics to achieve carbon neutrality, in a technological showcase of wind and solar energy, hydrogen fuel cell transport, and the world’s largest hydro energy storage battery. Aurora Almendral, Quartz, 3 Feb. 2022 But Jim’s car draws from a high-capacity energy storage battery charged by solar panels during daylight hours the day before. John Barton, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 From building the world’s largest storage battery by Tesla in 2017 to record heat and unprecedented wildfires in 2019, Australia appears to be focused on climate change solutions. Ian Palmer, Forbes, 26 May 2021 Byrne worked with Swell Energy, a storage energy provider that helps design at-home microgrids using various company products, to build his solar power system using Sunpower solar panels and a Tesla storage battery. NBC News, 10 Mar. 2021 An auto generator powered by a storage battery could also be used to drive the propeller. Popular Science, 9 Aug. 2020 The result was the world’s first electric storage battery. John Fialka, Scientific American, 12 May 2020 But the company's solar power and storage battery business could be a major factor in the performance of Tesla shares, according to a new analyst note. Chris Isidore, CNN, 19 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of storage battery

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 19 Aug. 2022.

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storage battery

noun

Kids Definition of storage battery

: a battery that can be made capable of being used again by passing an electric current through it

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