Future of Batteries

Churchill Club
December 2, 2016

Churchill Club Open Forum:  Future of Batteries


Mark Perutz, Part­ner, DBL Ventures

Kather­ine Ryzhaya, Chief Com­mer­cial Offi­cer, Advanced Micro­grid Solutions

Qichao Hu, Founder & CEO, Soli­dEn­ergy Systems

Eric Wesoff, Editor-​​at-​​Large, Green­tech Media

Mod­er­a­tor: Kevin Collins, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor, Web­scale Ser­vices, Accenture

Energy pro­duc­tion options for appli­ca­tions such as con­sumer devices, elec­tric cars, and the home con­tinue to grow and mature, but trans­mis­sion is still inef­fi­cient. Visions abound (Elon Musk envi­sions a bat­tery on every house to store locally pro­duced energy) but the Big Bat­tery Break­through hasn’t yet come. In this ses­sion we’ll dis­cuss the cur­rent state of bat­tery tech­nol­ogy and research, and the impli­ca­tions for inno­va­tion and growth in how we pro­duce and store energy in the near– and longer-​​term.

Watch the Churchill Club panel video.