THE ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF ENERGY STORAGE
Throughout the last decade, there has been a drastic increase in the infiltration of renewable energy technology such as solar and wind. However weather and environmental patterns are difficult to predict which lead to high intermittency in these renewable technologies,
Many electricity grids cannot handle any more renewable energy due to this high intermittency. Energy can be stored during periods of surplus generation and can be deployed while generation is low, and demand is high.
Having more energy storage would give the opportunity to increase the infiltration of renewables to the energy mix, thus reducing the volume of greenhouse gases the electricity grid emits thus meeting energy demand in a sustainable way.
SAVING BATTERIES FROM THE LANDFILL
The sales of Electric Vehicles has been growing rapidly over the last decade and it appears that this trend will continue. After the useful life cycle of the Electric Vehicle it may still hold a high portion of its potential energy, it is estimate repurposed batteries can still provide energy for an additional 10 years after being taken off the road
Repurposing EV batteries for stationary energy storage will ensure the batteries are not discarded into landfills or recycled prematurely. This will increase the utilization of the raw materials that go into the batteries and reduce of the over green house gas responsibility of our electricity grid