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The LDES Council provides encouragement for the adoption of long duration energy storage and guidance on the implementation of the technology. Representing a wide spectrum of different technologies and approaches to energy storage, the Council provides analysis and background information along with facts on current deployment of long duration energy storage and forecasts for its future adoption The LDES Council report on long duration energy storage provides an authoritative analysis on the requirement for, state of and expected future trends.
December 04, 2023

Solar and LDES: Critical Partners to Ensure 24/7 Reliable Renewable Energy

Combining solar energy with long duration energy storage paves the road to industrialization without carbonization for the world’s fastest growing economies. The targets for solar energy are clear, with 75,000 gigawatts of generating capacity to be installed by 2050. Funding pathways to reach these estimates are also clear — if not mired in the politics of fossil dependence. However, these solar installations will not yield full decarbonization without the means to store the electricity they generate for long durations. Developed economies are beginning to take steps to encourage long duration energy storage development and deployment, but it is in the rapidly growing economies around the globe where long duration energy storage — combined with solar — may be most effective.

December 02, 2023

COP28 pledge on tripling kicks off massive scale up of renewable energy - but action and accountability must now match this ambition

The pledge to triple global renewable energy capacity by 117 countries by 2030 is an historic milestone in the drive to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. However, it now requires transformational action in every region of the world to deliver the fundamental shift in the global energy system that is needed. Governments must immediately focus on agreeing unambiguous language in the negotiated outcome text of COP28 and establish a forum for holding governments accountable, which will deliver the market signals to unlock investment.

June 16, 2023

LDES Council Statement on FERC Rules for Boosting Grid Reliability of Bulk Power Systems

FERC has finalized two rules to help improve reliability of bulk power systems against threats of extreme weather, which is another reminder that system reliability has become a crucial and urgent issue across US energy systems. The US is facing a major challenge due to its fragmented grid, which does not have sufficient connection points or capacity to enable the increase in renewable energy sources required to meet our climate targets – with FERC stating this ‘may cause unacceptable risk to life and economic harm’.

June 08, 2023

Global industry leaders and IRENA join forces to accelerate renewable deployment

The International Renewable Energy Agency and Global Renewables Alliance signed an MoU today to work together towards a rapid, sustainable, affordable and inclusive energy transition. The world needs renewables now and policymakers must have a clear-eyed focus on delivering them – this partnership will help ensure that happens. IRENA’s target of 1 TW of new renewable capacity annually to 2030 will guide ambition for this work.

April 18, 2022

The Renewable Energy Revolution will need Renewable Storage

The German word Dunkelflaute means “dark doldrums.” It chills the hearts of renewable-energy engineers, who use it to refer to the lulls when solar panels and wind turbines are thwarted by clouds, night, or still air. On a bright, cloudless day, a solar farm can generate prodigious amounts of electricity; when it’s gusty, wind turbines whoosh neighborhoods to life. But at night solar cells do little, and in calm air turbines sit useless. These renewable energy sources stop renewing until the weather, or the planet, turns.