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Q1: According to IDTechEX latest report the global market for stationary batteries (ESS) will top 300GWh by 2029. What are the main driving forces behind the current and future development of ESS in the world? I see two key driving forces for the deployment of stationary energy storage technologies. First, the transformation of our electricity system, namely the replacement of fossil-fuel based generators with variable renewable energy (VRE) generators. Power generation of wind and solar PV plants fluctuates on short (e.g., cloud), medium (e.g., day/night) and long timescales (e.g. winter/summer) and depends on the location (e.g., sunnier spots generate more electricity). These characteristi

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Oliver Schmidt

Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP)

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Imperial College London

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