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

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In September, South Australia confirmed a plan to set up an AU$100 million (USD $72 million) fund to help households purchase home energy storage batteries. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "South Australia is fueling energy storage investment," 27 Nov. 2018 Federal and local officials say all hospitals now have adequate generators and, in some cases, solar power and energy storage batteries to kick in during a power loss. Frances Robles, New York Times, "FEMA Was Sorely Unprepared for Puerto Rico Hurricane, Report Says," 12 July 2018 Federal and local officials say all hospitals now have adequate generators and, in some cases, solar power and energy storage batteries to kick in during a power loss. Frances Robles, New York Times, "FEMA Was Sorely Unprepared for Puerto Rico Hurricane, Report Says," 12 July 2018 Federal and local officials say all hospitals now have adequate generators and, in some cases, solar power and energy storage batteries to kick in during a power loss. Frances Robles, New York Times, "FEMA Was Sorely Unprepared for Puerto Rico Hurricane, Report Says," 12 July 2018 Federal and local officials say all hospitals now have adequate generators and, in some cases, solar power and energy storage batteries to kick in during a power loss. Frances Robles, New York Times, "FEMA Was Sorely Unprepared for Puerto Rico Hurricane, Report Says," 12 July 2018 Although the company sells the luxury Model S and Model X, along with storage batteries and solar power systems, its future depends on high-volume sales of the Model 3. Russ Mitchell, latimes.com, "Tesla turns back effort to remove Elon Musk from chairman seat; directors win new terms," 5 June 2018 Kitson gave the land to Florida Power & Light for free, which then spent more than $100,000,000 installing all the panels, wires and storage batteries. Phil Keating, Fox News, "Florida's 'city of the future' is first solar-powered town in America," 6 June 2018 But the roofs have yet to be produced beyond the research and development stage, and sales of the storage batteries are growing slowly. Russ Mitchell, chicagotribune.com, "Tesla Model 3 delivery delayed again," 9 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of storage battery

1880, in the meaning defined above

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storage battery

noun

English Language Learners Definition of storage battery

: a type of battery that can be given a new charge by passing an electric current through it

storage battery

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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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