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Storage Lab is a research hub for electrical energy storage. We investigate the future cost of storage and the value it can provide to low-carbon energy systems. Our projects combine academic research with industry expertise to develop meaningful economic and system-relevant insights on electricity storage. Storage Lab is led by Dr Oliver Schmidt.

Cost of electricity storage


Future investment cost


Raw material cost


Levelised cost of storage

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Environmental cost

Value of electricity storage


Renewables integration



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Energy access


Global deployment


  • PV magazine speaks to Oliver in a 5min video about his outlook for energy storage and electrolyzers.- 02.02.2023

  • Connected World looks at the role of energy storage and distribution in future power grids - 10.01.2023

  • Energy Storage Global Conference 2022 features discussion on contractual models for energy storage in C&I applications - 13.10.2022 

  • WIRED publishes on gravity-based energy storage solutions, including insights derived by Storage Lab - 04.01.2022

  • Oliver shares insights on gravity-based energy storage systems in Science magazine - 22.04.2021

  • New article confirms that NMC lithium-ion battery pack prices will fall below the 100 US$/kWh threshold in next 3-4 years - 11.10.2020

  • Overview of maps on energy storage projects with information on location, technology, power and energy published - 28.07.2020 (Link)

  • "Storage at 20 USD/MWh? Breaking down the low-cost solar-plus-storage PPAs in the USA" - 25.03.2020 (Apricum) (Energy Storage News)

  • Article published on comparative life cycle assessment of lithium-ion battery systems - 20.02.2020 (Publication) (Accepted manuscript)

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