In 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy began an initiative to reduce solar costs named SunShot. The results have been remarkable.
Given the stance of the current occupant of the White House on climate policies, it’s fair to say that the recent outlook for the environment has been bleak. However, every action (or inaction) has a reaction. In the post-Trump era, we’ve already been witness to inspiring solidarity and unity amongst states, cities and companies that have chosen to fully reject the science-denial narrative coming from the executive branch, and move forward with bold, effective climate action.
One common criticism of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind is that they only work when the sun shines and the wind blows. With large-scale energy storage ventures being undertaken from Australia to Massachusetts, companies like Tesla are aiming to disprove that argument from sea to shining sea.