Why Energy Storage is Critical?

On the world of sustainable clean energy, energy storage leads the most priority technology to develop. Most of the clean energy system is intermittent, so that storage system for renewable energy resource is needed. Besides, Indonesia has an opportunity to become world's geothermal stores. It potentially generates 788,000 megawatts of power from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, tidal, and geothermal. This is more than 14 times the country's current electricity consumption. However, the harvesting green energy technology, Photovoltaic for instance, only works from 7 am to 5 pm with 12 pm as a peak production. Meanwhile the biggest load the use of electricity in the home is 8 pm. It means we need energy storage.

Prof. Alan J Drew, Leverhulme Fellow in the Centre of Condensed Matter & Materials Physics Queen Mary University of London and co-founder of NBRI, conveyed his plenary session in the ICB-REV June 22nd, 2021. Professor Alan expressed the concern of developing energy storage especially in sodium ion battery. Nowadays, there are several options for emerging energy storage technology. Such as pumped hydro, compressed air, molten salt (thermal), lithium ion battery, lead-acid battery, flow battery, hydrogen, and flywheel. Above picture has the notes of every single option. For instance, lithium ion battery is expensive, low lifetime (1000 cycles= 3 years), limited resources, environmentally damaging and high energy consume when manufactured. Hence, it needs advance innovation like sodium ion battery. For further, kindly access the on demand video through this link: https://youtu.be/wXXGL8pj8xU

Date : 12 August 2021
Written by : NBRI
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