Since the discovery of electricity, we have sought effective methods to store that energy for use on demand. Over the last century, the energy storage industry has continued to evolve and adapt to changing energy requirements and advances in technology.
Energy storage systems provide a wide array of technological approaches to managing ourpower supply in order to create a more resilient energy infrastructure and bring cost savings to utilities and consumers. To help understand the diverse approaches currently being deployed around the world, we have divided them into six main categories:
Solid State Batteries - a range of electrochemical storage solutions, including advanced chemistry batteries and capacitors
Flow Batteries - batteries where the energy is stored directly in the electrolyte solution for longer cycle life, and quick response times
Flywheels - mechanical devices that harness rotational energy to deliver instantaneous electricity
Compressed Air Energy Storage - utilizing compressed air to create a potent energy reserve
Thermal - capturing heat and cold to create energy on demand
Pumped Hydro-Power - creating large-scale reservoirs of energy with water
You can learn more about each of these technologies by using our navigation on the right hand side of this page, and each category includes real-world examples of how these approaches being deployed in the field.