01 Mar '12, 9pm

VC Investors and Entrepreneurs Speak on Energy Storage

VC Investors and Entrepreneurs Speak on Energy Storage

Energy storage remains a missing piece of the modern electrical grid and a pain point for electric vehicles and portable power applications. Venture investors and entrepreneurs have been looking for opportunities in these sectors for a while now -- and progress has been slow. Moderator Greg Heibel, a partner at law firm Orrick and Orrick, hosted a panel today to look at policy, markets, and why new energy storage technologies have made so little impact to date. Here are some of the panel's observations: Abe Yokell, Partner, RockPort Capital, gave the VC viewpoint. He noted that energy storage is hardly a monolithic category and that it contains very distinct sectors and use-cases. Within utility-scale, there's ancillary services and bulk energy storage. Energy storage also comes in behind-the-meter enterprise flavors , as well as EV transportation and energy storage for co...

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