Storage technologies are crucial for the integration of continuously increasing quantities of renewable energy. The nature of the renewable energy sources sun and wind are volatility, i.e. the weather-related fluctuations in production. In addition, small-scale, decentralised generators are available. In the future, energy will no longer be generated exactly when it is needed. Without storage facilities, that ensure times of low energy production, an energy turnaround to 100% renewable energies cannot be achieved.
In the field of energy storage research, storage technologies, processes and components are therefore being developed as the basis for an energy system based on renewable energies. The focus is on chemical, thermal and electrical storage. In our storage pilot facility, we can also simulate and test such developments under real conditions.