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7 Exciting Developments in Stationary Energy Storage

Batteries play a pivotal role in the global move from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Here are recent developments in the industry.

Michael C. Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Battery Technology

November 27, 2023

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In discussions of renewable energy and its importance in mitigating climate change, the emphasis is primarily—and understandably—on developments in wind and solar. Meanwhile, developments in battery technology are most often talked about in the context of electric vehicles (EVs) and portable consumer electronics. But batteries play an increasingly important role in stationary energy storage that is powered by wind and sun as well as traditional fuels.

Battery's role in stationary storage

Stationary energy storage with batteries is vital in the modern energy landscape for grid stability, integrating renewable energy, and enabling load shifting. It ensures a reliable power supply during peak demand, efficiently stores excess renewable energy, and helps manage energy resources without costly infrastructure upgrades. Additionally, it provides backup power for critical facilities during grid outages, enhances electric grid resilience in emergencies, and reduces transmission costs by strategically placing battery systems. This decentralized approach promotes energy independence and contributes to lowering greenhouse gas emissions, supporting a more sustainable energy future.

Stationary on the move

Developments in stationary energy storage related to battery technology can often get lost in the swirl of news about EVs and the electrification of the auto industry. But even though it’s stationary, it doesn’t stand still. For that reason, here are seven recent exciting battery-related developments in stationary energy storage.

About the Author(s)

Michael C. Anderson

Editor-in-Chief, Battery Technology, Informa Markets - Engineering

Battery Technology Editor-in-Chief Michael C. Anderson has been covering manufacturing and transportation technology developments for more than a quarter-century, with editor roles at Manufacturing Engineering, Cutting Tool Engineering, Automotive Design & Production, and Smart Manufacturing. Before all of that, he taught English and literature at colleges in Japan and Michigan.

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