Storage is key to commercializing renewable energy
Increasing America’s ability to store energy is key to making renewable energy available at all times – even when there is no wind or sun – US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said on Wednesday. , during the Clean Power 2022 conference in downtown San Antonio.
“Storage is a huge priority because that’s what will make renewable energy dispatchable,” she said. “If we can get the cost right and if we can increase the duration (of storage), there is this potential to turn these variable renewables into 24/7 base load.”