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The most recent numbers for U.S. energy storage action are out. They reveal a surge of activity coming over the next five decades, resulting in 6x market development.
By 2024, the storage market will be worth $4.7 billion dollars, driven equally by utility-scale and behind-the-meter battery jobs.
On this week's Energy Gang episode, we'll unpack the numbers in the latest Energy Storage Monitor from Wood Mackenzie and the Energy Storage Association. They show a doubling and then a tripling of storage to come — making batteries an important part of utility planning in every area of the nation.
Where’s growth occurring, and what does it mean for grid planning?
Then, with many farmers in crisis, more of them are putting solar on their territory. That’s providing new sources of earnings, but many fear it could take prime croplands out of commission. How can we site solar on agricultural lands properly?
And finally, what is happening over at Tesla? We’ll make try to make sense of this confusing set of decisions at the business.
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