Reduce Environmental Impacts
Energy storage has many environmental benefits that can make it a valuable tool for meeting sustainability goals. Energy storage enables electricity to be saved for a later, helping the grid to better integrate renewable energy. This creates efficiencies and capabilities for the electric grid—including the ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Energy storage can help integrate added solar and distributed energy resources by increasing grid flexibility and improve the efficiency of the grid (e.g. reducing the need for building new pollution-emitting peak power plants). As the energy supply mix gets cleaner with low and no-carbon resources, energy storage helps that supply mix evolve more easily and reliably.
A key benefit of energy storage paired with a commercial solar system is that the electricity is emission-free, making the combined system eligible for federal investment tax credits.