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

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Future investment cost

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Raw material cost

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Levelised cost of storage

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Environmental cost

Value of electricity storage

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Renewables integration

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Profitability

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Energy access

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Global deployment

News

  • 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)

  • "What would the worldmap look like if country sizes reflected installed utility-scale battery capacity?" - 19.02.2020 (Worldmap)

  • Article published on quantifying the impact of six policy measures on the investment case for residential storage in the UK - 24.12.2019