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Six Q&As about long-duration energy storage
Babcock & Wilcox is actively engaged in advancing long-term clean energy storage technologies for both immediate deployment and long-term systems up to 100 hours. B&W is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Duration Addition to Electricity Storage (DAYS) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) team.
This project focuses on developing an innovative electric particle heater and pressurized fluidized-bed heat exchanger – a long-term thermal energy storage system that stores energy up to 100 hours, and other technologies to allow power producers to store solar or wind energy to generate continuous, reliable, grid-scale power. B&W’s proven and established pressurized fluidized-bed boiler technology is an ideal choice for advancing this technology to commercial operation.
John Meier, Director of ClimateBright technologies for Babcock & Wilcox, answers six questions for Power Engineering International discussing long-duration energy storage.