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The $2.5 Trillion Reason We Can’t Rely on Batteries to Clean up the Grid

Fluctuating solar and wind power require lots of energy storage, and lithium-ion batteries seem like the obvious choice — but they are far too expensive to play a major role

The Moss Landing Power Plant could soon be the site of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery project. Photo: Hugo Simmelink/Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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