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Renewable energy on the rise, but where to store it?




Electrical Construction Crew completes installation of one of 4,322 ground-mounted solar panels.
One of the National Security Administration's three national laboratories is building regional testing centers around the country to field-test hardware for solar companies before their multimillion-dollar solar systems are installed in buildings.
Electrical Construction Crew completes installation of one of 4,322 ground-mounted solar panels. One of the National Security Administration's three national laboratories is building regional testing centers around the country to field-test hardware for solar companies before their multimillion-dollar solar systems are installed in buildings.
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California's production of renewable energy continues to grow.  The state mandates green power make up a third of all energy by the year 2020. For years the challenge was how to harness clean energy. Now there's a new challenge on the horizon: how to store it. 

Neil Fromer is the Executive Director of the Resnick Sustainability Institute at Cal Tech. He talks to Alex Cohen about what technology is on the horizon for storying renewable energy.