The benefits of the nanoporous nickel (II) hydroxide electrode are twofold. The significantly greater surface area of the nanoporous material provides high energy storage capability whilst the very much shorter solid state diffusion paths greatly speed up the charging/discharging process. The result is a device capable of delivering more energy at higher powers and at faster rates than a standard electrochemical supercapacitor. Unlike other battery technologies, Nanotecture's technology uses an electrolyte that is water-based, non-toxic and non-flammable. In addition the materials are not nanosized particles but micron-sized particles with nano-pores, making them easier and safer to handle.