Michigan researchers issue guidelines for sustainable energy storage

Written by Andy Balaskovitz, Midwest Energy News

Image Credit: Portland General Electric

Image Credit: Portland General Electric

As energy storage deployment grows across a variety of sectors and fuel sources, a team of researchers at the University of Michigan has published a set of 12 principles to help guide projects on the most sustainable path forward . . . “These are guidelines or principles you can take into account to make sure there is the least environmental impact in terms of optimizing solutions,” said Maryam Arbabzadeh, a graduate assistant at U-M’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. She is also author of “Twelve Principles for Green Energy Storage in Grid Applications,” which was recently published in Environmental Science and Technology. Arbabzadeh said the study is published with “very good timing as utilization of energy storage is growing rapidly.”

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