Renewable energy accounts for an increasing portion of our electricity supply, but intermittency is a growing constraint. Energy storage integrates and optimizes these resources to create more availability for clean power generation and transmission.
Renewables such as wind and solar are intermittent, potentially introducing instability into the grid and limiting their viability as a firm, dispatchable power source. Additionally, peak production does not always coincide with peak consumption.
Storage allows utilities and consumers to smooth production and time shift renewable energy. Solar electricity produced at noon can be stored and deployed as a stable power source at peak demand in the afternoon and evening.