Power grids, energy resources, and environment are facing a variety of challenges due to the growing demand for power worldwide. These issues usually lead to greenhouse gas emissions, high levels of pollution, and increased indirect costs on society. Often, these issues can be addressed with energy storage solutions, but so far the public has dismissed these solutions as "a technology of the future."
As with any new innovation, the public is facing a learning curve. It is important that stakeholders provide the right tools and resources to teach the public about the exact value of energy storage solutions.
Using Renewable Technology with Energy Storage Solutions
To address the increasing global power demands in an eco-friendly way, the use of renewable technology with energy storage solutions was initiated. 2015 was a record year for energy storage. In the last two months of 2015, more energy storage was installed than in all of 2013 and 2014 combined.
Energy storage projects, which provide efficient and sustainable energy free of harmful greenhouse gas emissions or pollution, are used to support a range of applications across different markets. Over the past year, the total installs have a storage capacity of 221 MW. For stakeholders, it is obvious that this technology holds huge potential in the future.
Currently, these solutions present a positive impact that cannot be easily ignored. Progressive companies that are at the forefront of this technology are eager to share information about energy storage and its many benefits. In doing so, they are hoping to support and encourage their communities to strive for a more sustainable future.
Proton Exchange Membrane Electrolysis
Hydrogen produced through Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolysis is one distinct solution that is recognized for its ability to drive environmental sustainability. Hydrogen-based energy storage solutions are designed to fully leverage renewables. These solutions can store excess power that is generated during times of low demand and distribute the stored power at times of increased demand.
This reduces irregular power disruptions, bridging the power and gas grids. The technology extremely advantageous, removing the hassle of peak-time mismatch between energy security concerns, demand and supply, intermittent renewable energy, and aging power infrastructures.
Energy Storage Solutions
Hydrogen-Based Energy Storage
Hydrogen-based energy storage combines grid intelligence with renewable resources, and provides an environmentally conscious, reliable, low-cost energy supply. These solutions will also help to optimize power production, hydrogen fueling, power-to-gas, grid and micro-grid balancing/load shifting, and biogas upgrade applications.
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