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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Is the US Market Ready for Distributed Batteries Like Tesla’s Powerwall?

Reblogged from GreenTech Media:

The Energy Gang chats about how to make America a storage powerhouse.
Stephen Lacey
May 7, 2015

Tesla’s new stationary storage units have everyone talking about distributed batteries. But is the U.S. market ready for them?

This week, we’ll talk about what needs to happen on a regulatory level to take distributed storage beyond the hype.

Sky Stanfield, an attorney representing the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, joins us to chat about proactive approaches to storage integration. We’ll also look at a new bill introduced in Congress that would implement best practices for interconnection nationwide -- and what it means for batteries and solar.

Then, we’ll look more specifically at the cost and applications of and reaction to Tesla’s new storage units.

We’ll end with a discussion on whether fracking wastewater can be economically used as a geothermal resource.

This podcast is sponsored by ReneSola, a Tier 1 solar cell and module manufacturer with a decade of experience in the cleantech industry. 

The Energy Gang is produced by Greentechmedia.com. The show features weekly discussions between energy futurist Jigar Shah, energy policy expert Katherine Hamilton and Greentech Media Editor Stephen Lacey.