Future Renewable Energy Technology

This article discusses future renewable energy technology. Topics include onshore wind, marine and wave technologies, and thermal energy storage systems. The REmap is an international reference case developed based on national plans of 40 countries. Table 1 summarizes generation of renewable energy technology by sector for the year 3013/2014. The data in the table is based on the REmap and the IRENA reference case. This article does not purport to be comprehensive, but should be of some help in understanding the technology that will be required to produce energy in the future.

Thermal energy storage systems

Crushed rock heat storage systems are emerging as a viable and cost-effective solution for long- duration heat storage. Crushed rock can be used for large-scale storage of heat and electricity, and can be reused by industries, buildings, and the grid. A 30-MW/130-MWh ETES prototype was recently launched in Hamburg by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. … Read More