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Donald Sadoway:
The missing link to renewable energy

TED2012 · 15:15 · Filmed Mar 2012
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Donald Sadoway: The missing link to renewable energy
15:15 · Filmed March 2012 at TED2012 · Subtitles available in 29 languages

What's the key to using alternative energy, like solar and wind? Storage — so we can have power on tap even when the sun's not out and the wind's not blowing. In this accessible, inspiring talk, Donald Sadoway takes to the blackboard to show us the future of large-scale batteries that store renewable energy. As he says: "We need to think about the problem differently. We need to think big. We need to think cheap."

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Donald Sadoway is working on a battery miracle — an inexpensive, incredibly efficient, three-layered battery using “liquid metal." Full bio
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