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The Networked Grid: Energy Storage Realities: Most every article or panel on energy storage labels storage as

The Networked Grid: Energy Storage Realities: Most every article or panel on energy storage labels storage as

Most every article or panel on energy storage labels storage as the "holy grail" or "linchpin" of a renewable energy future. Yet, the grids of countries like Germany or Spain with high levels of penetration of renewables have not collapsed for lack of energy storage. So, is storage really that crucial? Is it pricing that's preventing storage from catching on? Is it regulatory inertia? Is the technology too immature ? Or is it that the business case has yet to be fully understood? Rather than have scientists or investors lecture us on the character-building virtues of storage, next week's Networked Grid storage panel features a trio of energy storage veterans who are not waiting for technology or regulatory clarity. Instead, they are building and developing new storage technology or deploying energy storage solutions with new and creative business models. Jacob Rikard Niels...

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