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Green Visions
A Northland Morning feature focusing on local environmental issues, heard Wednesdays at 8:20 a.m. Green Visions is brought to you by All Energy Solar, Minnesota Power Energy Conservation Program, and Energy Plus.

Green Visions: Battery storage and its role in a carbon-free energy grid

© 2021 University of Minnesota Morris

As battery technology continues to evolve in recent years, large and long-term storage batteries are becoming a helpful component of a power grid, adding the ability to store energy for future days - or seasons - when renewable power from solar and wind are not as easily attainable.

We speak with Bryan Herrmann, the Vice Chancellor of Facilities at the University of Minnesota Morris, about the implementation of just such a system at UMM, and their collaboration West Central Research and Outreach Center to form CREST, the Center for Renewable Energy Storage Technology to further explore the research and use of battery storage technology.

Chris Harwood is The North 1033’s Production Director and (acting) Program Director, a morning/daytime host, and the host of Soul Village. He is also a musician, a music historian, an audio engineer, and an avid record collector.