Chapter 23

Energy Storage Worldwide

Trevor Sweetnam
Catalina Spataru    Energy Institute, University College London, United Kingdom

Abstract

Will energy storage in Japan be an important aspect of a future energy system where renewable generation makes up a large proportion of a country’s energy supply? The chapter examines the barriers to storage development and takes three examples that have taken different, but successful, approaches to the development of storage. Some clear common issues emerge between successful countries: the need for a clear strategic framework; the need to support development with a demonstration that encourages early commercialization of storage technologies; and the opening up of markets to allow storage operators to capture ...

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