Can we build an 80% clean energy future without reliable, wide-scale energy storage? It’s unlikely. So, what needs to happen? Joan White, Director of Storage and Interconnection Policy at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), has been fighting to answer that question for years. 

Now that The Inflation Reduction Act has made it cheaper and easier to produce energy storage technologies domestically, we’re seeing heavy investor interest in energy storage. But is it a sustainable market, or are we in an energy storage boom/bust cycle? 

In this week’s conversation, Joan explains how we can build a sustainable energy storage market. Expect to learn: 

  • Joan’s predictions for the future of energy storage 
  • The critical safety code all energy storage installers should be trained in )and how to access the training cheaply)
  • Exactly how The Inflation Reduction Act has set up energy storage manufacturing for success. 
  • Tips for making energy storage facilities more efficient
  • What needs to happen before we see widespread energy storage adoption
  • Essential advice for starting an energy storage business
  • Why Nico’s friends hate when he says energy storage is in a “boom.” 

And much more. 

Are you prepared for the energy storage boom? Press play and find out! 

I was intrigued by just how smart and articulate Joan is that I can’t wait to have her back on the show. What would you like to learn about next time?