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“Inside Clean Energy: The Energy Storage Boom Has Arrived”

“After years of build up, a giant battery storage project is online in Moss Landing, California, and a huge one is on the way in Florida.”

“Just five years ago, a 20 megawatt battery storage project was considered big.

Now a 300 megawatt project, the largest in the world, has gone online in California, and even bigger battery projects are coming in 2021.

Battery storage has entered a new phase of rapid growth, brought on by falling prices for lithium-ion batteries and rising demand for electricity sources that can fill in the gaps in a grid that is increasingly fueled by wind and solar. High demand is leading to a boom in investment in battery companies, and fevered speculation about new kinds of batteries.”

Dan Gearino reports for Inside Climate News January 7, 2021.