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Electric Energy Storage Technologies – Flow Batteries, Thermal Storage, Hydro, and Gravity

This video examines electric energy storage technologies such as flow batteries, thermal storage, pumped hydro, and gravity-based storage.

“The Future Of Energy Storage Beyond Lithium Ion – Over the past decade, prices for solar panels and wind farms have reached all-time lows. However, the price for lithium ion batteries, the leading energy storage technology, has remained too high. So researchers are exploring other alternatives, including flow batteries, thermal batteries, and gravity-based systems. CNBC, 13 Feb 2020

CORRECTION (March 14, 2020): “At 12:53 we incorrectly identify the size of the energy storage market. Overall, the energy storage market is predicted to attract $620 billion dollars in investments by 2040.”

[Date: 13 Mar 2020. Posted: 15 Mar 2020.]

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com

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