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Access to Energy Storage – Insights from off-grid energy providers and market enablers

Solar farm

Energy storage has become a key issue for the solar industry. SF is working with the Grantham Institute at Imperial College, London, on a report exploring solutions for off-grid energy organisations, looking at technology choices, challenges and opportunities.

Here we share the initial findings on technology availability and supply chains, realised costs of storage solutions, performance of technologies and how these compare to manufacturers’ specifications, and the environmental impact of storage technologies.

Building on these insights, the report provides recommendations on how technology choices could be improved in the future, both from an individual company and from a regulatory perspective, and the impacts of future technology developments upon these choices.

Read the summary report (PDF 1.1MB).