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).
ADDITIONAL ENERGY STORAGE NEWS
- Tesla’s massive batteries are powering everything from exotic islands to breweries, Business Insider
- Energy storage software will help build the grid of the future, Energy Storage News
- Is Maryland the Next Frontier for Energy Storage?, Energy Collective
- Chicago Suburb Selected for Community Energy Storage Pilot, Energy Manager Today
- D.C. mayor proposed ‘green bank’ to fund emissions-cutting in nation’s capital, Washington Post
- Solar goes corporate: the rise of the bilateral PPA, PV Magazine
MIDWEST CLEAN ENERGY NEWS
- New solar farm powering hundreds of Scenic Rivers members, Clayton County Register
- Indiana county approves solar park as revitalization area, The Herald Bulletin
- New CEO Jeff Keebler says Madison Gas & Electric Company will work toward adding renewables, Wisconsin State Journal
- MISO, PJM Find Value in Clean Power Plan Study, Despite Rule’s Likely Demise, RTO Insider
- Minnesota’s energy sector: a win-win combination, Community Voices, Minnesota Post