1. Why Energy Storage Is Proving Even More Disruptive Than Cheap Renewables

    Why Energy Storage Is Proving Even More Disruptive Than Cheap Renewables

    The falling price of renewable energy has been dominating the headlines, but more dramatic change is happening behind the scenes, where battery storage is disrupting the way utilities provide power. The change is driven not just by cheap renewables and cheap batteries, but by the electronics that link them together.

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    1. Unlike all the old spinning generators that were electromechanically coupled to the grid, these are using power electronics, computers, state-of-the-art technologies that scale really well, as we've seen with other industries.
    2. What really surprised me—this is all I work on now—is hybrid projects.
    3. We're a time of just amazing transition here. We're going from slow and heavy to fast and light. These new resources can move at lightning speed.
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