A digital map detailing more than 120 lead battery-powered energy storage projects has been unveiled by the Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI). The map, published online for the Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) annual conference held in Phoenix, Arizona this week includes diverse case studies demonstrating successful lead battery energy storage installations from the United States, to Asia and Europe.
“We are seeing growing interest in lead battery energy storage for utility and renewables systems all over the world,” said CBI Director Dr Alistair Davidson. “The aim of this initiative is to highlight some of these installations and encourage companies to share other examples we can highlight demonstrating the variety of projects currently in place.”
Through a range of case studies, the map details how lead battery storage is supporting utility and renewable energy systems. This includes providing back-up for local power grids and supplying off-grid electricity to power remote communities.
“Our analysis suggests demand for battery energy storage will increase significantly in the next five years. This new tool will allow us to demonstrate that the latest lead battery technology is supporting a wide range of installations with reliable, safe, sustainable, and cost-effective energy storage,” added Davidson. “A focus of CBI is to conduct pre-competitive research to support development of the next generation of lead batteries, which will significantly extend both battery life and performance, to support diverse energy systems and electrification.”