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In today's rapidly evolving energy landscape, the transition to renewable electricity generation is becoming increasingly imperative to combat climate change and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Renewable sources like solar and wind power offer clean and sustainable alternatives to traditional energy generation methods. However, these sources are inherently intermittent, dependent on weather conditions, and often produce surplus energy during periods of low demand. This unpredictability and variability in energy production underscore the critical need for large-scale batteries to store excess renewable energy and provide a reliable power supply when the sun isn't shining or the wind isn't blowing. Large-scale batteries serve as an essential component in ensuring a stable and resilient renewable energy grid, offering the potential to bridge the gap between energy supply and demand, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and pave the way for a sustainable energy future.


The following public disclosure outlines an energy system that fits inside of a standard sized cargo container and serves as a large battery. The system is composed of the following parts: A storage container for aluminum, A storage container for water, a reaction chamber containing gallium, A recycling unit inside the reaction chamber, A fuel cell, A Rechargable Battery, A storage Container for Aluminum Oxide, A chamber for electrolysis, an air intake unit, and a control unit.

In short, aluminum and water are introduced into the reaction chamber. The gallium erodes the

thin oxide layer on the surface of the aluminum, allowing for it to react with water to form

aluminum oxide and hydrogen gas. The resultant hydrogen gas is directed to a fuel cell where it combines with air from the atmosphere to produce electricity and water. The electricity generated is directed either to a rechargeable battery such as a lithium ion battery, or used immediately. The water generated is recycled back into the storage container containing water. The aluminum oxide gallium solution that is leftover from the reaction is then separated inside the reaction chamber, whereby the aluminum oxide is separated from the gallium and directed to a separate container that holds the aluminum oxide. The enclosed energy system can be recharged through electrolysis, whereby the Aluminum Oxide is converted back into Aluminum inside the Electrolysis chamber using electrolysis and returned to the container with Aluminum. By using inert anodes within the electrolysis process, the energy system can be cycled indefinitely. The controller unit monitors and adjusts the reactions according to the electricity demands of the user.

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