The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has launched the first trade body for renewable energy storage to support the storage technology sector’s drive to commercialisation.
The UK Energy Storage was launched to support the growth and integration of the sector across the country, and deliver and develop effective policy to smooth the way to commercialisation for storage technologies in the UK.
Energy storage technology, which is not yet commercially viable, can theoretically help renewable power sources to meet fluctuating energy demands; bringing system stability and decarbonising the energy supply.
REA senior advisor Ray Noble said: “The potential for energy storage to transform the UK energy mix is immense. Through representing all types and scale storage technologies the REA will drive the commercialisation of viable storage solutions in the UK.
“The integration of storage technologies will bring down costs and increase the capacity of renewable energy available on demand, which could revolutionise the energy mix.”