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IRENA: Batteries for energy storage could reach 250GW by 2030

IRENA: Batteries for energy storage could reach 250GW by 2030

17 Jan 2017, 17:43

The cost of lithium-ion batteries for energy storage declined 65% in five years between 2010 and 2015, while battery storage’s use for electricity could hit 250GW by 2030, from just 1GW today, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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Cold Chains: Connecting farmers in developing economies to market options through energy storage

Cold Chains: Connecting farmers in developing economies to market options through energy storage

15 Sep 2014, 14:57
• By Dr Tim Fox

The developing economies of the world are largely located in geographical regions that have abundant renewable energy resources, be they solar, wind, hydro or in some cases geothermal, yet paradoxically at the individual and rural community level, access to energy is often a very real issue. Establishing a continuous chain of temperature controlled cold environments from the point of harvest to the marketplace and on into the home, a ‘cold chain’, is what is required in order to avoid produce spoilage and to connect farmers with higher value market options in distant urban centres or overseas.