by Julian Spector
November 12, 2019

Sometimes the storage industry makes a splash; sometimes it just paddles along.

Last year’s Energy Storage North America conference, one of the major yearly storage-specific gatherings in the U.S., drove several headlines. Energy Vault unveiled its giant-block-stacking storage concept, which won $110 million from SoftBank's Vision Fund months later. Billionaire cancer-drug entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong took a break from buying prominent newspapers to acquire some energy storage companies. California regulators approved the biggest grid...