Electrochemical energy storage
Chemical energy storage
Thermal energy storage
Mechanical energy storage
Systems, analysis, and markets
This StoryMap is an immersive multimedia backgrounder and summary of geothermal lithium extraction around the Salton Sea. The piece uses rich photos and illustrations to tell the story of how geothermal power works, why lithium is important and what makes extracting it possible there, and how a lithium extraction industry might fit in with the social and environmental context of the region.
Chemical engineer Peng Peng is helping develop a 100% renewable energy grid by investigating new materials for storing hydrogen gas, which can be used like a battery to stash power generated from solar and wind farms. Peng uses computer models to study how lab-scale material prototypes would perform at the industrial scale, and how much they would cost – accelerating the green hydrogen movement from discovery to deployment.
In this episode, we speak to a policy leader and a researcher about the history of piggy-banking power to spend it later, and how this field is evolving to help us prevent extreme weather-related blackouts, adopt more renewable energy, and build bigger, better, more environmentally responsible batteries.