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#energy Storage Problem

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lithium-ion batteries,
. . . are fine when it comes to small-to-mid-range storage,
. . . but the costs start to mount when you think about scaling up into the
. . . 10 - 100 hour range.

USA Department of Energy, announced
. . . $30 million for funding of next-generation technology
. . . batteries, that can store electricity in bulk for
. . . 10 - 100 hours.

They could enable utilities to:
. . . . . . keep leveraging fossil fuels into the grid,
. . . . . . puts nuclear power on even shakier ground than it is now.
. . . . . . shrink reliance on coal baseload power plants,
. . . . . . push gas “peaker” plants out of the picture, and
. . . . . . funnel more wind and solar into the grid.

Energy Department’s ARPA-E (Advanced Projects Research Agency – Energy) office,
. . . which kickstarts high risk, high reward R&D, funds the project called
. . . Duration Addition to electricitY Storage (DAYS).

5-8-2018 Source:  #Energy Storage Problem


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