Despite President Trump’s coal, oil and gas-friendly agenda, his impact in the US energy landscape is likely to be “minimal”, according to a new study.
A report (pictured) released last week by US-based Lux Research says: “Renewables and energy storage will continue to see strong growth. Although renewables and energy storage have been largely ignored in Trump’s energy vision, the president’s ability to impact their deployment is minimal, as deployment has been driven primarily by state-level policies."
Since the US election, naysayers have been envisaging Donald Trump’s negative impact on the energy storage industry— but the Energy Storage Association (ESA) believes there’s nothing to worry about.
Matt Roberts, executive director at Washington-based ESA, believes energy storage is invaluable to any administration, whether it opts for 100% renewable or 100% fossil fuels to generate energy.
Having secured their first US energy storage system deal, Swiss firm Leclanche will be hoping for a bright future— despite America’s president-elect vowing to de-rail the country’s renewable energy market.
The election of fossil-fuel fan Donald Trump may yet prove a thorn in the US renewable market, but for now Leclanche is celebrating a deal to supply a 20MW/10MWh turnkey system.