Batteries and Renewables Put the Pressure on Coal Plants

By [email protected] The COVID-19-caused economic crunch has been difficult for both fossil resources and renewables. But there are positive developments in battery storage and renewable electricity generation. We’ll discuss those trends on this week’s Energy Gang podcast.

First, we’ll look at the record-breaking activity in battery storage.

A coal plant in North Dakota will be replaced in part with a one-acre battery array from Form Energy that uses a new technology capable of discharging for 150 hours — that’s more than 30 times longer than lithium batteries.

Hawaii’s electric utility just awarded contracts for 16 projects that add up to more than 3 gigawatt-hours

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