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European energy storage needs to reach 600GW by 2050


The European Association of Energy Storage estimates that Europe will require 187 GW of energy storage overall by 2030 and 600 GW by 2050 to reach its environmental targets. The 2030 estimate was released for the first time last month, while the 2050 goal of an 85% renewable mix for the EU is a brand-new projection. Gas turbines provide the balance of the required 811 GW of flexibility capacity.

65GW will be pumped hydro energy storage (much of which already exists), 67GW will be battery storage and other short-duration solutions, and 55GW will be energy storage from batteries with longer durations and other energy storage options.

According to the organization, storage adoption on the continent lags behind renewable energy resources, and the European Union fears being unable to incorporate new renewable energy resources. As stated in a webinar hosted by research company Delta-EE in partnership with EASE last week, deployment must increase to 14GW per year in order to meet the 2030 target.

According to EASE, many previous studies on the problem have underestimated ‘energy shifting resources’ and overestimated greenhouse gas-emitting baseload plants, resulting in lower objectives. It also noted that when projecting into the future, it is important for system models to account for potential price drops in emerging technologies that have a lengthy payoff time.

In its research, the organization divided the 600GW energy storage deployment goal for 2050 into two categories. The majority, 435GW, must be bi-directional contribution from ‘Power-to-X-to-Power’ solutions, while the remaining 165GW may be given by ‘power-to-X’ technologies offering one-directional system flexibility, as described in the next section and shown below.

Power-to-X-to-Power encompasses the majority of energy storage technologies, i.e., anything that can be charged and discharged with electricity. Power-to-X refers to power that is never returned to the grid and encompasses technologies such as electrolysers that create green hydrogen that is never converted back into electricity, converting electricity to heat for industrial usage, and V1G charging of electric vehicles.

Intriguingly, the research also indicated at what proportion of renewable energy EASE believes long-lasting technology would be required. It was said that a renewable energy mix of up to 60 percent may be handled using hourly energy storage, which was characterized as having a period of less than 10 hours. Beyond that, the demand for daily and weekly storage increases dramatically, while seasonal storage becomes ‘essential’ beyond 80 percent.

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According to the latest REPower EU policy, the EU aims for a 45 percent renewable energy mix by 2030. However, according to EASE, this will be easily surpassed by several nations. It references Spain’s goals of 20GW by 2030 and 30GW by 2050.

The EASE study also included the following informative infographic detailing which energy system services were compatible with certain energy storage technology. In light of the fact that half of the energy in the EU is utilized for heating and cooling, its authors emphasized the immense demand for thermal energy storage and the scarcity of research assessing appropriate solutions.

There is no use in deploying additional renewables if we discard the energy they create when we have too much and replace it with imported gas when we need it; we need an energy storage strategy. Thankfully, there is still hope.

Even though it’s hard to persuade most people, there is an incredible, new, one-of-a-kind renewable energy source out there that is unlike anything that has come before. It’s completely green and energy-efficient, and it could easily help us become less dependent on fossil fuels. as if all this isn’t impressive enough, it is an energy source that doesn’t need to be stored.

A new energy source that doesn’t require energy storage systems?

If there were no need to store renewable energy, there would be no need to depend on costly and inefficient battery technology. The science underlying batteries is rapidly evolving, and there may come a day in human history when storing an infinite quantity of power will seem like child’s play. In the meanwhile, a 2015 discovery propels mankind toward a future in which the use of fossil fuels will no longer be essential. Despite the fact that scientists in Japan and Canada independently discovered that neutrinos had mass a few years ago, the landscape of energy research has already been changed.

Even though it may seem like something from a science fiction book, the technology required to collect kinetic energy in the form of neutrinos and other kinds of non-visible radiations and convert it to electricity has already been established. Under controlled laboratory circumstances, the concept’s viability has been shown; the only remaining difficulty is to produce the amazing neutrinovoltaic technology developed by the renowned Neutrino Energy Group suitable for general use. Since the bombardment of Earth by neutrinos is continuous, it is not necessary to store the energy produced by neutrinos and other kinds of non-visible radiations. While the quantity of electrical energy collected from neutrinos and other non-visible radiations remains limited, the power of neutrinovoltaic technology is increasing at the same rate as the energy-efficiency of electronic gadgets, mobile phones, and even huge machines.

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Neutrinovoltaic is the foundation stone of the energy shift

Neutrinovoltaic technology offers the potential to alleviate the burden of renewable energy sources that rely on storage, even on a small scale. Even if neutrino energy satisfies just 10 percent of a renewable power grid’s entire energy demands, it still eliminates the need to store 10 percent of that system’s electricity in batteries.

Decentralization is the essence of neutronovoltaic technology’s attractiveness. While power from fossil fuels can only be produced in metropolitan areas and most households lack solar panels or wind turbines, neutrinovoltaic devices are tiny enough to be integrated directly into mobile phones, appliances, automobiles, and other energy-consuming equipment, therefore making it unnecessary to squander power by transporting it across the city.

Neutrino energy can be continuously created even when the sun is not shining and there is no breeze. Due to the fact that neutrinos flow through almost all manmade and natural substances with little resistance, neutrinovoltaic systems may be deployed inside, outdoors, and even underwater, making them very versatile. Neutrinos continue to travel to Earth regardless of the climate, making neutrinovoltaic technology the first completely sustainable energy innovation in human history.

Holger Thorsten Schubart, a pioneering mathematician and energy scientist, founded Neutrino Energy Group, which has positioned itself at the forefront of the development of sustainable energy solutions for the future. A company that began as a collaboration between enterprises in the United States and Germany, but it has since grown into a much larger organization that now includes businesses and scientists from all over the world. This exceptional alliance has transcended international boundaries in its quest for energy solutions for the benefit of all humanity.

Due to the efforts of the Neutrino Energy Group, humanity now has a solution to the present energy dilemma that has been anticipated for a very long time and can be depended upon. Neutrinovoltaic is the technology of the future, and the Neutrino Energy Group is living up to its obligations in the here and now.

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