Battery Technology

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Starfishman works with many research organizations on new technology. Renewable power is one of the most important of these technologies, and storing that power is half the battle - which is why batteries are such an important technology. In the Starfishman story "The Drone", Starfishman helps a team install a network of solar panels and sea water based batteries. In the story "Starfishman: Fire Flies", the exoskeleton fire fighting suits use nano-particle battery systems.

Salt Water based Batteries

A salt water battery employs a concentrated saline solution as its electrolyte. They are nonflammable and more easily recycled than batteries that employ toxic or flammable materials. This type of battery was deemed to be perfect for the floating network of solar panels on the ocean.

Nano-Particle Batteries

Carbon nano-tubes can be used to store electricity at a much higher power and capacity than current battery technology. The batteries in the Fire Fly suits from the story "Starfishman: Fire Flies" use nano-tube battery technology. They are relatively light and powerful, allowing the firefighters wearing the suits to move more freely than if they were weighed down by traditional lithium ion batteries.