By Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News
Just five years ago, a 20 megawatt battery storage project was considered big. Now a 300 megawatt project, the largest in the world, has gone online in California, and even bigger battery projects are coming in 2021. Battery storage has entered a new phase of rapid growth, brought on by falling prices for lithium-ion batteries and rising demand for electricity sources that can fill in the gaps in a grid that is increasingly fueled by wind and solar. High demand is leading to a boom in investment in battery companies, and fevered speculation about new kinds of batteries. Continue reading here.
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The writer, Aaroh Kharaya, is the Product Manager for Energy Storage at Clean Energy Associates (CEA) and a licensed professional engineer.
- 10 Solar and Storage Trends for 2021, contributor Barry Cinnamon, CEO of California’s Cinnamon Energy Systems, Greentech Media