Can energy storage make renewables a viable substitute?

In order to make renewable energies a viable substitute for fossil fuel-based energy sources, we need to find a way to cope with the inherent intermittency.

A substantial storage capacity is needed to act as a buffer, ideally de-centralised.

Attending a presentation by Prof. Donald R. Sadoway from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) introduced the idea of liquid metal batteries.

Current research looks very promising.

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Are Renewable Energies Future Proof?

- Technical Solutions Needed, or “Forget Renewables”!?

We are all aware of the commitment the British government has made to source 15% of energy consumption from Renewables by 2020, and the challenges this brings given that we were in 2010 at 3.3%.

This report looks at the targets, expectations, challenges and possible solutions.

For comments, questions or suggestions please get in touch.

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