25 min

Silbat: Molten Silicon Electricity Storage InnoStation

    • Entrepreneurship

Ignacio Luque is the co-founder of Silbat, a company revolutionizing energy storage for renewable sources. Silbat's innovative approach involves storing excess renewable energy in molten silicon at temperatures reaching up to 1400°C, and recovering the stored energy in the form of electricity using thermophotovoltaic cells.

Today, as the world grapples with the challenges of energy sustainability and the need for reliable renewable energy sources, Silbat's innovation presents a promising solution. With an eye on both efficiency and cost-effectiveness, their technology boasts a CapEx of around $13 per kilowatt-hour, making sustainable energy more accessible than ever.

Join us as we dive into the mechanics of Silbat's molten silicon storage system, its impact on the renewable energy landscape, and Ignacio's journey from concept to realization. We'll explore how Silbat's technology is not just a leap in energy storage but also a versatile, adaptable solution for modern energy demands, setting new standards in the industry."

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Ignacio Luque is the co-founder of Silbat, a company revolutionizing energy storage for renewable sources. Silbat's innovative approach involves storing excess renewable energy in molten silicon at temperatures reaching up to 1400°C, and recovering the stored energy in the form of electricity using thermophotovoltaic cells.

Today, as the world grapples with the challenges of energy sustainability and the need for reliable renewable energy sources, Silbat's innovation presents a promising solution. With an eye on both efficiency and cost-effectiveness, their technology boasts a CapEx of around $13 per kilowatt-hour, making sustainable energy more accessible than ever.

Join us as we dive into the mechanics of Silbat's molten silicon storage system, its impact on the renewable energy landscape, and Ignacio's journey from concept to realization. We'll explore how Silbat's technology is not just a leap in energy storage but also a versatile, adaptable solution for modern energy demands, setting new standards in the industry."

InnoStation Podcast:
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🎵 Music by @mtlelectronicmusic

25 min