Siemens Gamesa opens electrothermal energy storage facility

The German-Spanish wind turbine manufacturer commissions an electrothermal energy storage system, which it says is the first of its kind in the world. Over time, it could be scaled to store many gigawatt hours.

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As the clean energy infrastructure expands, energy storage becomes increasingly important.

While fossil energy sources store chemical energy that can be fired up or down to meet demand, renewable generation fluctuates with coming and going of wind, sun and waves.

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