$350 Million Allocated for Long-Duration Energy Storage

U.S. energy department advances research for key component of clean electric infrastructure.

The Department of Energy (DOE) has published a funding opportunity for projects furthering technology for Long-Duration Energy Storage. Wind and solar power generate excess electricity while they are functioning, but they do not generate any electricity at all when the sun is down or when there is no wind, respectively. The department has made $350 million available for up to 11 projects dedicated to creating storage units capable of holding and distributing excess electricity for 10 to 24 hours after it was initially generated.

“Advancing energy storage technologies is key to making energy generated from clean renewable resources—like wind and solar—available for 24/7 use, and is critical to achieving a decarbonized power grid and reaching President Biden’s ambitious climate goals,” said Secretary Jennifer Granholm. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For U.S. energy officials as they support the development of energy storage.
  • For discernment for Secretary Granholm as she promotes alternative sources of power.
  • For researchers and scientists as they implement funding to develop long-term energy storage solutions.

Sources: Department of Energy


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