City partners with Navy Yard’s Newlab to test next frontier in storing clean energy

The city’s annual Climate Week, which wrapped up Friday, featured energy promises from elected officials. Among the touted initiatives are a pair of new transmission lines to deliver upstate clean energy into the five boroughs; a $200 million plan for wind-energy development; and a program to convert homes to solar energy.

What will be needed for each of those plans—and the overarching New York goal of going fully renewable in the next 30 years—is the ability to store the power produced by wind and solar for when clean-energy production and demand from the grid don’t align. To that end, the city’s Economic Development Corp. and Newlab

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