1. A Deluge of Batteries Is About to Rewire the Power Grid

    A Deluge of Batteries Is About to Rewire the Power Grid

    By 2050 solar and wind will supply almost half the world’s electricity, but it can’t happen without storage. The switch from an electricity system supplied by large fossil fuel plants that run virtually uninterrupted to a more haphazard mix of smaller, intermittent renewable sources needs energy storage to overcome two key hurdles: using power harvested during the day to supply peak energy demand in the evening and ensuring there’s power available even when the wind drops or the sun goes down.

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