How a new class of startups are working to solve the grid storage puzzle
Intermittent production is the biggest obstacle to an electric grid powered by wind and solar, but there is not yet a large-scale emissions-free solution. Form Energy, co-founded by MIT professor Yet-Ming Chiang, might have an answer. In this article, James Temple, MIT Technology Review's senior editor for energy, describes the approach that Form is taking to develop cheap, long-duration batteries; plus, some strategies that other startups are utilizing to solve the problem of grid storage.
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