Lead batteries are among the most sustainable products in the world, and the lead battery industry is the most successful example of a circular economy – from designing, making, and transporting to recycling – they have an infinite life cycle.
Lead batteries improve sustainability in applications, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions in vehicles with start-stop engines as well as cutting fuel consumption by up to 10 percent. They also optimize power use in solar and wind facilities.
As the most environmentally sustainable battery technology, lead batteries are leading the way to meet the world’s growing energy demands. A new lead battery is comprised of more than 80 percent recycled lead battery material, making them the lowest-impact battery technology and can lower fuel consumption up to 10 percent.
Coupled with a low environmental manufacturing footprint, lead batteries are the most sustainable energy storage solution to address the environmental challenges of both today and in the future.
Lead batteries provide a lifeline to the nearly 1 billion people in developing countries who lack access to electricity and help provide clean energy for running water and refrigeration.
Lead batteries are in use at approximately 25 percent of solar and wind facilities, where they dynamically improve efficiency by storing excess energy when demand is low.