Database on price reductions

This dataset compiles cumulative capacity and product price data for electrical energy storage technologies, including the respective regression parameters to construct experience curves.
 

The dataset can be used to:

  • project future investment cost ranges for storage technologies

 

  • determine investment requirements in technology deployment to achieve cost targets

 

  • analyse economic competitivenss of storage technologies in distinct applications

Renewables.ninja allows you to run simulations of the hourly power output from wind and solar power plants located anywhere in the world. This tool makes scientific-quality weather and energy data available to a wider community.

The ninja works by taking weather data from global reanalysis models and satellite observations:

The Renewables.ninja is a collaboration between Stefan Pfenninger and Iain Staffell, who both research the effects of integrating renewable technologies into our energy systems.

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The Storage.ninja enables you to determine the levelized cost of storage (LCOS) and annuitized capacity cost (ACC) for any technology in any application. You can also choose from pre-defined technologies and applications. 

The ninja uses a peer-reviewed model to calculate LCOS and ACC, but let's you decide on the input parameters. The respective publication is here:

Schmidt, O., Melchior, S., Hawkes, A., & Staffell, I. (2019). Projecting the Future Levelized Cost of Electricity Storage Technologies. Joule, 3, 1–20. 

Energy storage maps and databases

There is a range of useful open access energy storage maps and databases! In addition to location, they often provide details on technology, energy and power capacity and use case of specific energy storage projects around the world (sometimes even financial details). 

 

Below is a compilation of theses maps and databases for stationary storage systems (utility-scale, residential and C&I) and for electricity storage in transport applications (e.g., marine).

Please do get in touch if you know of any other!

Utility-scale

  • Global - All technologies: The DOE Global Energy Storage Database covers >1,600 grid-level energy storage projects worldwide

  • Global - All technologies: OpenInfraMap shows energy and telecom infrastructure, including utility-scale storage systems - globally!

  • Global - Lead-acid: The consortium for battery innovation compiled a map of global lead-acid battery storage projects

  • Global - Water reservoirs: ResourceWatch is a powerful global map on everything, including water reservoirs

  • Global - Pumped hydro: The AREMI map by the Australian Government has details about all pumped hydro storage plants in the world

  • Global - Redox-flow: IFBF map of flow battery projects around the world with information on technology, power, energy and company

  • Europe - All technologies: Map and database by the European Commission characterizes grid-level energy storage facilities in the EU-28

  • Europe - Gas storage: The AGSI+ aggregated gas storage inventory publishes operational data of Europe's gas storage facilities

  • Germany - Batteries: Database by Forschungszentrum Jülich on utility-scale storage systems in Germany

  • Germany - Power-to-gas: Interactive DVGW map with details on all power-to-gas installations in Germany

  • Germany - Pumped hydro: This database by Forschungszentrum Jülich has details on all German pumped hydro plants

Residential and C&I

  • Global - Sonnen: The Sonnen Globe lets you have a look at location and capacity of their residential storage systems - globally

  • Global - Charging infrastructure: The open charge map shows EV charging stations and their power capacity - globally

  • Europe - E3DC: Deutschland Live tracks installations of E3DC's residential storage systems, including live operational data - across Europe

  • Europe - All: This database by the European Commission tracks installed capacity of 'behind-the-meter' systems per country in the EU-28

Transport

  • Global - Marine: Map and database by DNV GL showing number of ships with battery-electric propulsion by ship type (free registration)

  • Global - EV: Charts and data on the global EV stock and related infrastructure by the International Energy Agency

and finally... the coolest card game on energy storage technologies :)

Oliver Schmidt

Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP)

​South Kensington Campus

Imperial College London

London SW7 2AZ, UK

tel: +44 79 345 487 36

e-mail: o.schmidt15@imperial.ac.uk

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/oliver-schmidt/