450 Wh/kg SolidEnergy batteries, the lightest rechargeable cell in the world?

We've seen the claims before, 10x, 5x, 3x the energy density for some new wondrous cells.

Panasonic 18650GA cells have a gravimetric density of 224 Wh/kg allowing some fixed wing drones to achieve 2+ hours of flight, these new SES cells claim 400-500 Wh/kg and are apparently available for sale now.

Could we see a 1 hour multirotor flight as normal soon?



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Comment by Mike O on July 30, 2018 at 1:41pm

You need to understand how this business work. In the initial phase the manufacturer looks for strategic customers and partners. Once that has happened, production ramps up, and later in time, there might be a production surplus that a more end-user oriented sales channel can distribute. Right now, they most likely do not have the capacity to answer every hobbyist adressing them with all sorts of requests...


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