electricity storage

Rethinking the Energetic Cost of Electricity Storage

December 3, 2013 by James Greenberger

The simple answer to Charles Barnhart’s proposition, that you wouldn’t spend a $100 on a safe to store a $10 watch, is: yes you would—if the $10 watch costs $200 to replace. That is the analysis that California has done and that other jurisdictions in the United States and around the world are doing.[read more]


Will Cheap Energy Storage Come to Coal and Nuclear's Rescue?

March 22, 2012 by Jesse Jenkins

Everyone knows that the development of low-cost, large-scale electricity storage technologies will be critical to the future of wind and solar energy--or at least everyone who reads The Energy Collective knows that! The ability to cheaply store electricity when the sun is shining or the wind is blowing and use it later when...[read more]