State makes plans to store energy using solar

  • Scott LaMar
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Airdate: Friday, November 12, 2021

“One of the distinctive characteristics of the electric power sector is that the amount of electricity that can be generated is relatively fixed over short periods of time, although demand for electricity fluctuates throughout the day. Developing technology to store electrical energy so it can be available to meet demand whenever needed would represent a major breakthrough in electricity distribution.” That’s from the website energy.com.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection released a report earlier this year to assess the state’s energy storage capacity and recommended increasing it by pairing solar energy with storage.

Friday’s Smart Talk examines battery energy storage development and why it matters.

Appearing on the program are David Althoff, Energy Program Director at Pennsylvania’s DEP and Jason Wert, National Market Leader, RETTEW civil engineering.

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