Energy policy is today a crucial aspect of climate protection policy. To meet the current climate targets, the energy storage capacity must triple to 450 GW in 2050.
There are an enormous number of governmental and private initiatives to use solar and wind energy and this will make the lithium-ion industry play a central role.
A strategic challenge for all of humanity.
The energy world is on the eve of a storage revolution. Energy storage allows us to use energy more effectively and minimize carbon emissions. However, there is a risk that this transition will be hampered by various obstacles. Perhaps the most important challenges to be overcome are common misconceptions about the costs, safety and commercial availability of storage technologies.
Did you know that worldwide only 3% of the power capacity is stored by utility companies?
Why haven’t we started earlier?
For decades there have been storage technologies to meet the daily energy needs of the world.
Since the discovery of electricity, effective methods have been sought to store that energy for use on demand. In the 90s there was already a first battery. The last 10 years the energy storage sector has continued to evolve, adapt and innovate in response to changing energy needs and technological advances.
Within our societies there are groups of people who are more willing to apply new technologies than others. They fear the freedom of unconditional sources such as energy. It must be available always and everywhere. But being sustainable also means having the courage to look at other options and thereby also look at yourself. We know that energy is important, but experts already agreed that energy storage makes an essential contribution to current climate change.
It’s a “state of mind”
the future city is a storage city
Can you imagine living in a storage city? E-mobility is growing and we are now seeing electric cars, bicycles and scooters on the street. Nowadays cars also run on hydrogen. Charge when renewable energy is available and use when needed. With portable batteries and hydrogen bottles, the phones will never run out. Or the use of phase-changing materials that store heat in self-heating clothing also makes it more comfortable to be outside in the winter.
A smart city where energy is needed en route and a large part of the energy comes from renewable sources?
A city where the internet makes communication between devices and infrastructure possible?
A future with gadgets on batteries and vehicles, appliances, fuel cells and skyscrapers made of hydrogen-produced steel, thermal grilles for heating entire neighborhoods and cooling for supermarkets?
What does your future look like?