Looking ahead to the future, John is most excited about the potential for battery storage. In fact, Minnesota is home to the largest solar plus storage project in the Midwest. Electric vehicles sales have helped to drive down the costs of lithium ion batteries, increasing their usage across the state, according to the 2019 Minnesota State Energy Factsheet.
“I see battery storage being a big part of the solar industry. Finding a way to capture the energy and use it when demand for energy is lower. I foresee our team growing in that area. So that’s going to help expand Werner’s business,” John tells us.