Storage At the Wisconsin Energy Institute's Advanced Systems Test Lab (above), UW-Madison battery researchers explore ways to manage, track, and enhance energy storage systems to ensure better performance over the battery life cycle.

Energy storage technologies are key to balancing supply and demand and to ensuring a reliable supply of power. But energy storage is also important for clean energy technologies such as wind and solar, where energy output is variable or dependent on the existence of either wind or sun, and for battery-driven technologies such as electric vehicles. UW–Madison researchers focused on this critical component of the clean energy transition are developing new and improved energy storage technologies that strengthen the grid and boost the economics of clean energy.