Aquion Energy’s saltwater battery has gotten a lot of press in the last couple of years for its unique technology, but I think it deserves even more.
I'm just your average homeowner myself, but I've been following solar technology for years wondering when it would be viable for the general public to start generating and consuming our own power instead buying it all from the grid.
In the past, lack of energy storage was always the downfall for off-grid systems: from small residential to commercial microgrids and nanogrids. There were some options available for large-scale commercial projects like flow battery technology, but those were too expensive for normal homes. Available products for residential customers have still been fairly limited, despite the demand and market growth for energy storage. Compatibility with different inverters and charge controllers has also been an issue.