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Energy Storage

This page highlights the advantages and disadvantages of various energy storage solutions available today as well as those being developed.  Distributed Energy Resources (DER) like solar and wind are the fastest growing sources of electricity for the national power grid.  The three major pillars that support the renewable energy sector are DER capture, transmission, and storage.  Currently, the weakest pillar according to the U.S. Department of Energy is storage.  Although tremendous energy can be created from DERs, the sun does not always shine and the wind is not always blowing. It is important to understanding the different types of energy storage and their most qualified use cases.