How far off are we from viable long-duration energy storage?

Experts, technology providers and energy system stakeholders discuss how the need for long-duration energy storage can be met, in this panel discussion from the Energy Storage Summit USA hosted earlier this year by Solar Media.

Today, there are many applications that batteries and other energy storage technologies can provide that may require as little as a few minutes of high-power discharge to balance the grid and between one and four hours to help mitigate the peaks in electricity demand that put reliable energy supply under the most strain. As we go to higher shares of renewable energy on the world’s electricity grids, the need to store energy for longer periods of time will also grow.

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