Electricity storage is crucial for the efficient use of renewable energy, especially solar and wind
Japan plans to build world’s largest storage battery testing laboratory
Wind farms and solar plants deliver electricity not continuously, but output depends on weather, wind and solar illumination conditions. Battery storage technology is necessary to store solar electricity produced during the day for usage during night hours when the sun does not shine.
Storage battery testing laboratory planned
The Japanese Government is planning to build the world’s largest testing laboratory for batteries up to a capacity of 2 Giga Watt hours, largest in the world. Planned investment is on the order of YEN 13 billion (US$ 130 million).
The purpose is to develop and test battery storage systems for integration with renewable energy generation systems such as solar plants and wind farms