Beyond batteries panel at Stanford University hosted by VLAB

For the first time last year, investment in renewable energy infrastructure was higher than in fossil fuel infrastructure. With grid-scale energy storage, intermittent sources of renewable energy, such as wind and solar, become viable for the grid.

Innovators with breakthrough technology finally meet the scale and efficiency requirements of grid level energy storage. For the first time last year, investment in renewable energy infrastructure was higher than in fossil fuel infrastructure. With grid-scale energy storage, intermittent sources of renewable energy, such as wind and solar, become viable for the grid. VLAB will examine the technology and economics to make this transformation possible.

Today 99 percent of the global energy storage is pumped hydro, which is geographically constrained. Now entrepreneurs free us from this constraint with fundamentally new technology challenging conventional expectations of capacity, efficiency and product life.

Join us at Stanford University for an exciting panel on the future of grid energy storage moderated by Eric Wesoff, the editor in chief of Greentech Media, with panelists Professor Jay Whitacre, the founder and chief technology officer of Aquion Energy; Dr. Steve Crane, the co-founder and CEO of LightSail Energy; and Haresh Kamath, the strategic program manager of Energy Storage at EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute).

Preregistration is required. Please register at vlab.org.