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by Julian Spector
September 16, 2020

It's been over a year since the McMicken battery facility in Surprise, Arizona began to smoke and eventually exploded. 

We've learned a lot since then. I spent the last several weeks digging through a series of investigations, tracing what happened, why safety systems failed, how designs should change and what approaches can better protect firefighters.

But now it's time to take a step back from the details and the theories and think broadly about what all this means for the energy storage industry.