Lower Cost Battery Technology Wins Innovation Award

Nov. 26, 2013
United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the research and innovation arm of United Technologies Corp. (UTX), has won an innovation award for its PureStorage flow battery energy storage technology. The award comes from industry experts and the editors of R&D Magazine, and is listed among the 100 most technologically significant products introduced during 2012. In this podcast interview, Sri Divakaruni, […]

United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the research and innovation arm of United Technologies Corp. (UTX), has won an innovation award for its PureStorage flow battery energy storage technology. The award comes from industry experts and the editors of R&D Magazine, and is listed among the 100 most technologically significant products introduced during 2012.

In this podcast interview, Sri Divakaruni, director, innovation business development, and Mike Perry, project leader for UTRC, explain how much less expensive the technology is and how it could be best used. UTRC is now talking to potential partners who could bring the technology to market.

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