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Energy storage is America’s industry to lose

By David Ferris, First in a series, E&E News

Julie Blunden is a former solar executive who now focuses her analytical ability on energy storage. When she sits down with an iced tea to run the numbers, they fill her with a sense of urgency. She sees a market that is strapping on its boots for a steep and inexorable climb. Blunden and a growing number of experts believe that energy storage will be worth tens of billions of dollars in revenue within a decade, regardless of what the Trump administration does to harm or help. Batteries will start showing up everywhere, sending shock waves through the auto industry, the electric grid, the petroleum industry and the broader power sector, adding tens of thousands of manufacturing jobs to the economy. Read more here.

Photos included in the article: In the next decade, the energy storage industry will go from the familiar, like the iPhone, into much bigger applications like electric cars and the power grid. Credit: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Pixabay, Dave Dugdale/Flickr (Tesla).

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5 battery energy storage projects to watch in 2016

Image Credit: AES Storage

Image Credit: AES Storage

By Krysti Shallenberger, Utility Dive

As solar and wind facilities come online and energy storage becomes more economical, storage projects are emerging across the U.S. with big implications for the technology’s future. Some states with ambitious renewables goals, such as California and Hawaii, are beginning to unlock booming markets for the resource.

To help our readers keep an eye on the growth of energy storage going into 2016, Utility Dive has compiled a list of five important storage projects to watch.

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The Energy Storage Market Is About To Boom

By Lyndsey Gilpin, Contributor, Forbes

Lyndsey Gilpin / Photo Credit: American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE)

Lyndsey Gilpin / Photo Credit: American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE)

The signs point to the fact that the energy storage industry is poised for massive growth — not only are states across the country adopting policies to incorporate renewable energy, but utilities and consumers are investing in solar photovoltaic systems and the technology for cheaper, more efficient battery storage is finally coming to market.

The quick growth of energy storage looks quite similar to the exponential takeoff of solar in recent years, said Daniel Kammen, director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory at UC Berkeley. The combination of material science research, the ramp up of the market, and the reduction in cost shows that renewable energy distribution and storage “can become the new normal,” he said.

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