The next growth area in energy has nothing to do with oil, wind, or solar. It’s batteries.

By Daniel Gross

The notion of a giant utility regarding the melting and refreezing ice cubes as a realistic way of storing power would have seemed fanciful a few years ago—or even 12 months ago.

But next year, pursuant to a deal announced with utility Southern California Edison in November, Ice Energy will install 2,000 of its $10,000 Ice Bear units throughout Orange County, California.

http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_juice/2015/01/battery_and_storage_infrastructure_is_the_next_growth_area_for_energy_here.html?wpsrc=fol_tw

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