Energy Storage Technology

Batteries, compressed air, thermal & kinetic energy.

Batteries are just one form of energy storage - there are more

Batteries are an important component of energy storage because they can quickly be turned on and off, allowing them to convert stored energy into electricity within an instant and provide power as required. Other technologies that store energy include pumped hydro, compressed air, thermal energy storage and kinetic energy systems.

Combining energy storage with generation

When renewable energy generation is coupled with energy storage, energy is stored during times of high production and / or low demand, and released when demand is high. A combination of generation and storage can firm the grid. This creates the flexibility that underpins a reliable electricity supply from variable, intermittent power sources such as wind or solar.

The following products and services are ready right now to play their part in Australia’s transition

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September 21, 2023

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