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From BIPV panels replacing traditional rooftops to electric charging stations replacing traditional gas pumps, you may have noticed that renewable energy is trending. Renewable energy is great on it’s own, but the real value of sustainability relies on energy storage solutions. Batteries will pave the way to a cleaner, more efficient energy system.

The race to build the most efficient and cost-effective battery is an exciting one. With so many competitors in the market, the cost of storing energy has been slashed by 50% over just the past five years and continues to fall. Energy storage is becoming increasingly important for those who live off the grid. Residents of rural areas who are turning to solar to power their homes need a battery they can rely on. At ClearWorld, we’re doing our best to help bring these homeowners a reliable, resilient solution. Our battery currently allows for up to eight days of stored energy, or 3.5 weeks with clouds and rain everyday, so a power outage won’t leave residents in the dark.

Regardless of what some are calling “the next space race” - the race to an energy storage solution - we know that the future will be battery powered. Batteries are the key to making solar energy a long-lasting, sustainable solution. The sooner that solution comes to fruition, the sooner we can stop contributing to climate change.

THE FUTURE WILL BE BATTERY POWERED: THE RACE TO AN ENERGY STORAGE SOLUTION

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