We are now all aware of hybrid and electric cars (over 15 million units sold worldwide so I was told yesterday by a certain car manufacturer) and the transport industry continues to embrace green technology - solar impulse (plane - singular currently!) and Eco Train ( a hybrid train).  BMW are now marketing their stationary energy storage product.

At the centre of the revolution the humble battery - however we must not forget its other applications as a storage facility both when in the car (demand side response) and just placed as a standalone technology.  

Storage and its flexibility is proving to be (and will be) a key driver in alternatives becoming the mainstream option - so here's to the simple battery!