May JCESR (DOE’s Batteries and Energy Storage Hub) Lead U.S. To The Forefront of Battery Storage Technology
Dear Friends and Visitors/Readers/Viewers,
Sorry about the delay of this post. There were simply too much to tend to in December of 2012.
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Remember the three most difficult triad I’ve mentioned (back in the Dec. 1, 2012 post) historically associated with being the barrier to prevalent implementation of solar energy is: cost, efficiency, and battery storage. This post will complete our third element of the triad, demonstrating our hopeful future in battery storage technology.
In December of 2012, the Secretary Stephen Chu of U.S. Department of Energy announced the creation of a research center focusing on battery and energy storage technology. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded up to $120 million over five years to a multi-partner team led by Argonne National Laboratory
to establish a new batteries and energy-storage hub, also known as the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), will combine the research and development of:
- five DOE national laboratories (Argonne National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
- five universities (Northwestern University, University of Illinois-Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Chicago, and University of Michigan)
- four private firms (Johnson Controls, Dow Chemical Company, Applied Materials and Clean Energy Trust)
JCESR is a major research partnership that integrates academic, government, and industrial researchers from many disciplines to overcome critical scientific and technical barriers and create new energy storage technology. This JCESR Consortium
is aiming to make U.S. a battery powerhouse, with an ambitious 5-year goal of developing batteries that will be 5-times more powerful and 5-times less expensive than the current battery technology. Below, is a video clip of the press conference at Chicago regarding JCESR:
Hear! Hear ! Secretary Chu! We look forward to the day when battery storage will no longer be a barrier but a promoter of prevalent implementation of solar energy! We hope Secretary Chu’s vision will enable the creation of a single-home, blackout immune solar power solution, which is only possible if storage technology improves, allowing a small solar grid to hang on to generated electricity in cases of disconnection from the traditional electrical grid.
Much is happening in the Solar World this year! Keep checking back for more exciting updates, fellow solar enthusiasts!
~have a bright and sunny day~
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