Battery Storage Soars as Renewable Energy Becomes More Mainstream
Updated: Apr 21
Companies are poised to install record amounts of batteries on America’s electric grid this year. Giant batteries, often paired with solar farms, can charge when sunshine is plentiful, then send electricity to the grid later when the sun goes down or demand otherwise spikes and power is more valuable.
The surge in battery development has the potential to substantially change the power generation sector. Electricity discharged from batteries is increasingly replacing electricity generated by gas-fired power plants in certain parts of the country, especially those that only fire up during periods of peak demand.
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