Balancing energy supply and demand in a net zero energy system will be a world away from how we balance our current system. Batteries will be important, whether they are in our cars, in our homes or elsewhere – but batteries can’t do it alone. Dr Alex Buckman delves into four storage and flexibility technologies as part of our Innovating to Net Zero series.
Storage and Flexibility technologies to balance supply and demand across the energy system will become more indispensable on the path to Net Zero by 2050. This report investigates the potential of Thermal Energy Storage technologies.