Electricity Storage & Smart Grid Research Programs Launched By Indiana & New York
Renewable energy technologies using wind or solar have long stirred questions about electricity storage for those times when it is either dark or windless. Add demand for a smart grid and a lot of work still needs to be accomplished. To this end, the states of New York and Indiana have launched storage and smart-grid research projects that might address some of these pressing issues. This is particularly positive news, especially pertaining to the storage end of the renewables equation.
pencil light bulbs_shutterstock_198721613According to a recent press announcement, the call for research into energy storage and related technologies has been given a boost by a major utility company, Duke Energy, committing funding in Indiana for renewables integration.