Energy storage


Itochu quietly assembled a gigantic home battery network in Japan

The conglomerate controls a 36,000-unit virtual power plant. Up next? Unleashing it to help the national grid decarbonize.

Julian Spector  . 

A large gray metal box installed on the back porch of a wood-paneled house. An orange cat lounges on the patio.
Itochu's Smart Star home battery (Itochu)