16 April 2019

Interactive map pinpoints lead battery energy storage installations worldwide

Interactive map pinpoints lead battery energy storage installations worldwide

Lead battery-powered energy storage highlighted by research consortium’s online map

A digital map detailing more than 120 lead battery-powered energy storage projects has been unveiled by the Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI).

The map, published online ahead of the Energy Storage Association’s annual conference held in Phoenix, Arizona, includes diverse case studies demonstrating successful lead battery energy storage installations from the United States, to Asia and Europe.

The feature is included on the Consortium for Battery Innovation’s website.

Through a range of case studies, the map details how lead battery storage is supporting utility and renewable energy systems. This includes providing back-up for local power grids and supplying off-grid electricity to power remote communities. 

CBI Director Dr Alistair Davidson said: “We are seeing growing interest in lead battery energy storage for utility and renewables systems all over the world. The aim of this initiative is to highlight some of these installations and encourage companies to share other examples we can highlight demonstrating the variety of projects currently in place.” 

“Our analysis suggests demand for battery energy storage will increase significantly in the next five years. This new tool will allow us to demonstrate that the latest lead battery technology is supporting a wide range of installations with reliable, safe, sustainable and cost-effective energy storage. 

“A focus of CBI is to conduct pre-competitive research to support development of the next generation of lead batteries which will significantly extend both battery life and performance, to support diverse energy systems and electrification.” 


Note to editors:

Consortium website:

  1. The Consortium for Battery Innovation interactive map can be viewed here: https://batteryinnovation.org/interactive-map
  2. Energy storage case study 1: East Penn/Ecoult – New Mexico, United States: www.batteryinnovation.org/ecoult-new-mexico-usa
  3. Energy storage case study 2: NorthStar Battery – Springfield, Missouri, United States: www.batteryinnovation.org/northstar-battery-springfield-missouri
  4. Director Dr Alistair Davidson is available for interview. Please contact Niamh McLaughlin in the Consortium for Battery Innovation media office on +44 207 833 8090 or email niamh.mclaughlin@batteryinnovation.org

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