Global demand for energy is increasing exponentially and the need for innovation in this area has never been more apparent. In many developed nations older infrastructure is causing crippling electrical grid capacity issues while the general public is calling for more renewable energy options to fuel homes, businesses and vehicles. Additionally, many developing nations are struggling to generate enough power to fuel their growing economies. We believe new innovations to improve energy storage and efficiency, and to make renewable energy more readily available are critical to global economic growth in the next decade and beyond.