1. Standardization Harmonization – Tackling Challenges in Energy Storage

    Standardization Harmonization – Tackling Challenges in Energy Storage

    Energy storage is the key technology for unleashing the full potential of microgrids, the smart grid, and renewable energy sources. The energy storage systems industry has a market poised for substantial growth and multi-billion dollar annual sales worldwide within a few years, but that assumption is based on removing some current barriers. The 2013 DOE/EPRI Energy Storage Handbook lays out the three biggest hurdles to broader adoption of energy storage technologies -- including high cost, difficulty in deployment, and lack of standards.

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