GE’s latest approach to energy storage - cleantech perspectives @ Clixoo
GE’s latest approach to energy storage
GE now sees integrating batteries with renewables or gas turbines as its best bet to add value.
- GE hopes to differentiate itself based on its experience in developing power electronics and its historical leadership in gas turbines.
- Power electronics provide the linchpin that ties solar, wind or hydro to batteries.
- It's difficult to differentiate utility-scale inverters, except on price; connecting inverters with other offerings present a possible escape from those headwinds.
- GE is also advocating a battery and natural gas pairing. This could be a recipe for giving gas plants a new lease on life as pairing even a 30-minute duration battery can improve the environmental impact of the plant..