Living Off the Grid

Using wind, water and solar power, Eigg – an island off the coast of Scotland – has become one of the world’s first island communities to implement a completely renewable power grid supported by lead batteries.

Venkat Srinivasan from the Argonne Collaborative Center

The lead acid battery ... is legendary. We can recycle 95+ percent of [these] batteries all across the world. It's a very safe chemistry, ... [and] we understand how to use it very, very well.

Dr. Venkat Srinivasan, Director, Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science