E.ON chief executive Michael Lewis has claimed that an energy storage revolution must happen within a decade if the world is to meet the Paris Agreement goals. Lewis was asked whether he believed that energy storage would undergo a revolution on a scale similar to the renewables revolution of the 1990s and early 2000s by 2028. “Well, it will have to,” he answered. “You can’t just keep building more and more solar power and wind farms if you cannot store the energy either overnight or seasonally – this is the big challenge that is now ahead of us.” Lewis, who was appointed to the role of environmental specialist at E.ON, known then as Powergen, 26 years ago, said he was “very optimistic” that the revolution would happen within a decade despite the persistent complications of storing energy seasonally.
Edie 22nd May 2018 read more »