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IK4 reveals the latest technological advances in energy storage

10/24/2018 |<img src="http://www.ik4.es/upload/noticias/img/jornada-almacenamiento-cierre.jpg" data-link="" /> The application of artificial intelligence to optimise energy storage processes, the latest solutions to raise competitiveness in this field and the main technological challenges faced by companies from the sector were some of the subjects discussed at the seminar on “Electric Energy Storage associated to Renewable Sources: A Pending Concern”, organised by the IK4 Technological Alliance last 24 October at the Scientific and Technological Park of Gipuzkoa.

The session was attended by over 100 representatives from the business sector, universities and research, who showed a high degree of interest in the topics of the day, reflected by the interaction that took place at the round table held following the programme of presentations.

The forum began with the Basque Energy Entity (Ente Vasco de la Energía, EVE), which explained the initiatives implemented by public administration to encourage and support innovative energy solutions on the subject of energy storage and renewable energies.

In turn, the Wind Farm Business Association (Asociación Empresarial Eólica, AEE) analysed current use and diverse experiences in storage systems with regard to the management of wind farms and other renewable systems, to subsequently map out possible future lines of work on the matter. 

In the same way, the Spanish Photovoltaic Union (Unión Española Fotovoltaica, UNEF) showed some generation and storage solutions from the viewpoint of solar photovoltaic energy, to subsequently predict that the future of the renewable energy sector would be very closely linked to whoever led the way in storing the power generated. 

Meanwhile, the Energy Cluster took advantage of their intervention to present the set-up of “Energy Storage Basque Country”, a brand intended to bring together the efforts of the electric power storage value chain representatives based in Euskadi.

The representatives from the Alliance technological centres involved in energy storage completed the programme of presentations. On the one hand, CEIT spoke about the use of new technologies such as artificial intelligence to reduce the uncertainty characterising renewable energy sources by utilising advanced predictive algorithms for solar radiation levels.

IKERLAN presented a method and a strategic framework for managing to increase the competitiveness of renewable energy generation systems with built-in storage through the use of tools to help in scaling and defining the most appropriate batteries.

Lastly, TEKNIKER demonstrated its experience in solar thermoelectric plants and explained how these could become ideal complements to photovoltaic and wind farm systems in evolving towards a system of fully renewable power generation through their ability to store energy for many hours.

  • CEIT
  • Ideko
  • Ikerlan
  • Lortek
  • Tekniker

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