The Duck Curve: The best thing to ever happen to energy storage

Beware the ferocious duck curve. It’s looming entry to the energy markets will cause chaos and failures. It will wreak destruction everywhere it appears.

Not bad for a duck, huh? While the duck curve represents a new problem for the electricity industry overall, it actually represents an enormous opportunity for battery-based energy storage.

For those that aren’t all that familiar with the duck curve, it is simply the graphical representation of the problems raised with high penetrations of solar photovoltaics (PV) on a grid. If there is a lot of solar power being pumped onto the electricity . . .

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