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The Interchange Recharged podcast: the future of solar storage

Are current options powerful enough to achieve President Biden's vision?

1 minute read

You can develop enough renewable energy to power the world, but without energy storage systems, those developments are rendered somewhat moot. To achieve President Biden’s target of 90% renewables by 2035, the US needs an additional 9 terawatts of solar storage.

What do our current storage solutions look like? Are batteries leading the charge?

To answer those questions David turns to Rebecca Ciez, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University.

David and Rebecca look at the current storage options. Are batteries powerful enough to deliver power during outages or periods of no sunlight? Rebecca talks about the materials needed for solar batteries and how we can improve the technology to reduce the strain on supply chains. Investment and government incentives are then thrust under the microscope by David, before the discussion wraps with examining the technological advancements in the space.

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