New York is turning into a center of attraction for innovative energy technology companies thanks to its US$5-billion plan to generate half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, a double increase on the current portion of renewable power. The change, writes Leslie Kaufman from Inside Climate News, requires a transformation of the New York grid, to incorporate more renewable power generation capacity and to diversify into more distributed energy storage systems. This, in its turn, needs new tech in order to happen. Energy storage is a hot topic across America. The race for ever more efficient and reliable systems is on, and there are billions of dollars at stake: if the future of energy is renewable, then the basis for this future will be precisely these storage systems, as they turn renewables from intermittent but unreliable sources of energy in the long run to a truly sustainable […]