No battery is yet capable of affordably storing and releasing significant volumes of electricity. Lithium-ion batteries are sufficiently mature to have developed a competitive edge for some uses, but flow batteries hold greater potential for meeting expectations for grid scale storage, should their cost and technical challenges be overcome. Other lithium based technologies are being intensively explored. ...
Is electricity storage essential? Belief is a dangerous foundation for decision-making and beliefs about storage risk major investment errors
Special report - Electricity Storage part 2/5: Filling in for wind and solar over days of calm and cloudy weather is not a task storage can perform, even if it was a power system requirement
Grid operators need incentives to use the grid as a large scale battery
Batteries score in their ability to rapidly inject bursts of electricity into the grid, but demand for the service is not greater in countries furthest ahead in transitioning to renewable energy
A full scale energy management laboratory is part of a dockland regeneration project in Copenhagen