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by Julian Spector
December 21, 2018

Observing the dawn of the modern energy storage industry requires a constant toggling between credulity and skepticism.

It’s easy to articulate the massive potential for this technology to reshape the electric grid and help clean energy grow. And accomplishing something truly novel, like replacing a gas plant with a battery, is a step into the unknown, a recognition that prior experience doesn't tell you everything.

Surveying the scant field of storage action today, though, forces an acknowledgement of the dragging pace of progress,...