What Has 10x The Lifespan Of Lithium ?

Alex Koyfman

Written By Alex Koyfman

Updated May 15, 2024

We love our lithium batteries to the tune of about $100B a year, and with a CAGR of 18% expected to hold through the rest of the decade, that love grows each and every day.

That makes lithium the most important element in today’s commercial and industrial spheres — a fact not lost on retail investors who are currently starting to reenter the market in droves as lithium prices bounce off of a post-bubble floor. 

But you already know all this, and if you’ve been following me on Energy and Capital, you already know the best ways to get yourself involved in the rapidly accelerating lithium boom. 

There are high-risk, high-reward ways to invest in next-generation lithium extraction… and there are safer, more de-risked ways to invest in traditional hard-rock resource companies with major assets to their names.

What I want to talk about today is what nobody is talking about on wall street. 

It’s a type of battery just starting to come to market now on a large scale. 

Lithium Has A Rival… But Why Is Nobody Talking About It?

Invented back in the mid-eighties, these batteries have been rare for two reasons: They’re expensive, and their energy densities do not compare to that of the lithium standard. 

As a result, you’ll never find one of these in a smart phone or in an electric vehicle, where size and economy are everything. 

But there is one application where these batteries are so dominant, virtually the entire sector may change hands in the next 4-5 years. And that means lithium, the global champion, will lose its footing. 

The advantage which turns all the table is longevity. 

While a lithium-ion battery may last for 3-4 years before you start noticing a significant drop off in charge speed and charge retention. These alternative batteries will last for between 25 and 30 years. 

That’s over 25,000 charge cycles — a number simply unheard of with lithium or any other known battery types. 

So what’s this killer application?

The World’s Biggest Batteries Need It

Distributed energy storage. These are the giant, building-sized battery arrays which hold the overflow energy produced during off-peak hours by solar and wind farms.

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Those buying and installing these battery arrays do not care about size. But they do care about longevity. 

With the average life expectancy of a renewable energy generation project running about 30 years, batteries with a similar lifespan are an ideal solution. And in the long run, far more economical than a lithium array that requires complete replacement 3-4 times during that life of the project. 

As an added bonus, they’re also as safe as batteries come, with almost no fire risk even at the end of the unit’s lifecycle.

It’s not as sexy as a Tesla model S, and it’s not as cool as the latest iPhone, but distributed power storage is the fastest-growing of the three major segments of the rechargeable battery market.

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And yet, nobody is talking about it. 

Expect Full Lithium Battery Market Disruption Within 5 Years

Well, I am talking about it, and I have the perfect way to get exposure to this quiet but highly prospective investment strategy. 

There is one company ahead of the rest when it comes to this specialized battery type. 

They’re small and young, but they’re shipping product, and just recently, got a nod from the U.S. Department of Energy in the form of funding for over 80 megawatt hours of storage capacity. 

Want to learn more? Check out the report given to my premium readers for the first time just this week.

It’s quick, easy to digest, and when you’re done, you’ll never look at lithium the same way. 

Fortune favors the bold,

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