27 Aug '12, 2pm

In Germany and Elsewhere, Energy Storage is Key to Unlocking Renewable Energy

“We’ll need this technology if we want to make Germany’s energy switch a success,” Specht, a head of department at the ZSW Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research, said last month on a tour of the facility where the energy-storing device is based. “The question isn’t if it’ll be deployed, but when.” Specht is one of an army of researchers working to overcome the technological challenges posed by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to abandon nuclear power and shift to renewables in the biggest energy-infrastructure overhaul since World War II. Their task is to fill the energy gap when atomic plants that accounted for about 20 percent of Germany’s power early last year go offline within a decade. As executives from EON AG to Siemens AG join government officials to discuss the implications of the energy switch at a conference in Berlin today, the challenge for Merkel i...

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