Whitepapers

Scroll down for a growing library of papers on issues important to the building industry and design professionals. Read the latest on green energy related topics like renewables, the integration of renewables into the smart grid, demand response programs, along with a host of other critical areas that revolve around thermal storage technologies.

Energy Storage and Variable Renewable Energy Sources

Climate change, national security, energy independence, jobs and energy cost are some of the factors that are merging to reinvigorate efforts in energy storage development.  And predictably, much of the effort is related to the ability of storage to support renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, that possess some level of uncertainty or variability, or where the availability may be temporally out of phase with demand.