Energy storage key to rural power

ACCIONA Microenergía Perú – a case study for the ARE Energy Storage Campaign

Photo credit: ACCIONA Microenergía Perú – providing basic access to electricity for households in rural areas through solar systems. A case study in the ARE Energy Storage Campaign.

The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), the only international business association focusing on the promotion and development of off-grid renewable energy solutions for rural electrification in developing countries and emerging markets, this week launches a new energy storage campaign.
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Call for energy storage system campaign

“In order to make energy storage systems marketable as quickly as possible, we are calling for a 100,000 storage system campaign in Germany similar to the very successful 100,000 roof programme for photovoltaic systems,” says Karl-Heinz Remmers, the CEO of Solarpraxis AG and publisher of PV Magazine.
 
He added that: “These incentives can be created without any special energy storage legislation. Together with the incentives we would like to see a parallel scientific research programme established to sustainably promote the new energy economy.”
 
Remmers is adding to the growing chorus of renewable energy figures demanding that governments take energy storage more seriously as an investment issue and adds to the debate on how far public funds, including EU money, should be involved in the sector.