What is energy storage?

Put simply, energy storage is the ability to capture energy at one time of the day for use at a later time. Storage devices can save energy in many forms – the most common being battery storage – and convert them back to useful forms of energy like electricity. Energy storage involves converting energy that may be difficult to store to more conveniently or economically storable types.

It’s not just large energy companies and generators that use energy storage. For every smart phone user, it’s a part of our daily lives. We all know that our mobile phones have a rechargeable battery which stores chemical energy and is then readily convertible to electricity to operate our devices.

In fact, even the food we eat is a form of ‘energy’ stored in chemical form!

To learn more about the benefits and misconceptions of battery and energy storage technology, and CS Energy’s involvement in this space, click here.