For example Oxis energy, their batteries are:
1. Nearly twice as energy dense as lithion-ion 471Wh/kg vs 250Wh/kg with larger room for improvement than li-ion
2. Better energy/volume density
2. Do not explode when pierced
3. Respectable cycle life - at least still better energy density when reached end of cycle life than li-ion
4. Are easy to manufacture on mass
5. Less harmful to the environment
6. Cost effective
7. 100% available depth of discharge vs 80% with li-ion
8. Maintenance free (can leave discharged indefinitely vs li-ion required a cycle every 3-6 months)
Only thing I'm not sure about is how quickly they can be charged, maybe this is usually the main reason?
The big issue is about vanadium redox batteries which will totally revolutionise power distribution of electricity across the whole world! This is not just my opinion. It's a fact and all this development has been going on for the last 5 years. It has already been happening in parts of the UK. To learn more start here https://youtu.be/_qsKUVQtAhA but there are lots of other sound reports on the utility of vanadium for the future in battery technology.
What typically happens with start up companies is that price will remain low, company fundamentals appear unremarkable and unworthy - then there is a sudden pulse in price as markets open up for a new technology or process. One only needs to look into the history of Google and Amazon to see similar patterns.
It may seem silly around now to invest in these vanadium startups, as it would have appeared silly to those looking at Google and Amazon many years go. It means leaving cash lying around in stocks that may do nothing for a long while. But the true winners will be those who did exactly that. When the crowd arrives there will be a first phase pulse in vanadium companies followed by a retreat - this is a classic pattern. Those who got in very early will have little to worry about. Those who get in late will be struggling with volatility.
Disclaimer : This is opinion only - not financial advice or encouragement to buy into vanadium stocks. As always if you invest your money and lose, kindly sue yourself.
Thank you for this great analysis. I agree with you on the AVL chart. It also seems to me that you may be facing a sharp rise.