A current (simplified) view of the electrical grid shows that the demand for electricity and the amount of electricity generated must essentially match. This is done by ramping power plants up and down as people change how much electricity they want.
Solar power and wind power are not easy to regulate. But we want to be able to make them a large part of the grid, since they’re green. One way to do this is add electrical storage to the grid, which is like being able to put electricity in a box and save it for later. During periods of low demand you fill up the storage and then use it during high demand. A charged battery is an example of “stored” electricity.

A current (simplified) view of the electrical grid shows that the demand for electricity and the amount of electricity generated must essentially match. This is done by ramping power plants up and down as people change how much electricity they want.

Solar power and wind power are not easy to regulate. But we want to be able to make them a large part of the grid, since they’re green. One way to do this is add electrical storage to the grid, which is like being able to put electricity in a box and save it for later. During periods of low demand you fill up the storage and then use it during high demand. A charged battery is an example of “stored” electricity.