Battery Storage for Resilience

Emma Elgqvist

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


As the capital costs of battery storage systems are decreasing, new opportunities to cost-effectively deploy the technology, often paired with renewable energy technologies, are emerging. At the same time, the duration and frequency of natural disasters is increasing. As a result, a growing number of institutions are deploying battery storage systems as a resilient energy solution because traditional back-up power solutions, like diesel generators, are not always sufficient, especially during longer-duration and larger-scale disasters. This fact sheet describes how battery storage, along with additional generation sources, can be used both to provide cost savings while grid-connected and to provide backup power when the grid goes down.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-7A40-79850


  • backup power
  • batteries
  • battery
  • critical load
  • diesel generator
  • fact sheet
  • outage
  • reliability
  • resilience
  • resilient energy platform
  • solar and storage
  • storage
  • USAID-NREL Partnership


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