While states like California and Hawaii lead the growing market for energy storage, the potential in the Midwest is growing.
Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are exploring the potential for “self-healing” energy storage batteries that could respond to deterioration after wear and tear.
A new pilot project from Illinois’ largest utility is bringing energy storage out from behind the substation and into the neighborhood.
A 1 megawatt, lithium-ion battery system at Chicago’s landmark Shedd Aquarium will play a broader role in the way electricity supply and demand is balanced across the region.
A national initiative led by a Minnesota co-op executive will help promote water heaters as a cost-effective alternative to battery storage for homes.
A team of researchers at the University of Michigan has published a set of 12 principles to help guide energy storage projects on the most sustainable path forward.
A new battery research lab in Michigan aims to provide infrastructure for companies to prototype new mobility and grid energy storage ideas while maintaining their intellectual property.
Its automotive history may have positioned Michigan as a natural laboratory for advancing the latest in battery storage for cars, but other sectors are pushing the state onto the global energy-storage stage.
Over the last decade and a half, battery storage went from being the core enabler of solar PV to a marginal technology. But the industry is getting back to those roots and embracing storage once again.
There’s little doubt that the combination of rooftop PV and ever-cheaper lithium-ion batteries is going to cause significant disruption in utility business models and customer relationships.