GVSU Presents New Renewable Energy Storage Device

A game changing energy storage device was developed at Grand Valley State Universityn (GVSU). Jim Wolter, founder of Energy Partners LLC and GVSU professor emeritus, along with partner Ed Brandel came up with the innovation.

The device, called Solar 24, allows for solar-generated electricity to be steadily discharged. Solar 24 addresses the intermittent nature of solar energy. The patent-pending product is a 5-foot-tall solar panel connected to a box with the electronic circuits and a lithium ion battery pack. Solar 24 puts out enough energy to provide electricity to a house that has no connection to the electrical grid. While it cannot power an electric stove or an air conditioner, it can charge cell phone and laptop batteries.

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