The big hype in energy storage right now is all about the Lithium Ion battery and that hype for the most part is warranted. Lithium ion batteries and similar types of battery energy storage are going to be critical going forward for use in transportation and micro grid energy storage. But batteries of any sort are not the only name in the game when it comes to energy storage. This is especially true when you start to consider the type of storage, we would need to manage energy on the scale of a country. While it is conceivable that you could use large scale battery farms to stabilize power grids it may not be the best solution depending on many local factors.
What I am going to do today is to outline a few different technologies that range from the well tested and already being implemented to a bit more strange and experimental.
Hello my name is Josh Larson and I am the creator of the Green Living Library. Here on the blog you will find updates to content found in the Green Living Library as well as stories from those living the sustainable life already.