Long-Duration Clean Energy Storage
For fast-response electricity generation
As installations of intermittent renewable wind and solar power sources increase, long-duration energy storage (LDES) will become more important.
Technologies will need to evolve to enable systems with storage capacities targeting 10, 20 and even higher hours.
Through our Renewable segment, B&W is actively engaged in advancing energy storage technologies with long-duration systems up to 100 hours.
Our exclusive intellectual property option agreement for advanced, renewable energy storage technology with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has expanded our commitment of research and development efforts to support the growth of renewable power as a source for reliable baseload energy.
Our proven and established circulating, bubbling and pressurized fluid-bed boiler heat exchanger technologies are the cornerstones for advancing the development of this long-duration thermal energy storage solution. Research advancements in this area are critical to allow power producers to store solar or wind energy for the continuous generation of reliable, grid-scale power or for heavy power users in the industrial sector to utilize clean renewable energy in their processes.
B&W is well-positioned to become a full-scope energy storage supplier and system integrator.