Coca-Cola is doing it, IKEA and Lidl are doing it, and so are Sony, Schneider Electric and Deutsche Telekom – they’re all among the (currently 796) companies from around the world who are taking part in the Science Based Targets Initiative. All of these companies have set themselves a science-based climate target in line with the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C or well under 2°C. Storage systems can play a key role here, as they improve the utilization of renewable energy and thus make an important contribution to the reduction of carbon emissions. From June 17 to 19, 2020, ees Europe, the continent’s largest and most international exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, is set to showcase a wide range of market-ready energy storage systems at Messe München and highlight the progress made by the storage industry as a whole over the past few years. The exhibition is part of The smarter E Europe, the innovation hub for new energy solutions.
Property owners who constructed a photovoltaic installation in Germany at the start of the 2000s feed all of their electricity into the public power grid. However, feed-in tariffs will soon no longer be paid for these old systems. According to the German Solar Association, this will affect a good 10,000 PV installations in 2021, with this figure rising by a factor of 20 by 2026.
Power-to-X technologies make it possible to store renewable energie in a variety of forms. As the energy system transitions to renewables, they are becoming an essential complement to battery systems.