“In order to make energy storage systems marketable as quickly as possible, we are calling for a 100,000 storage system campaign in Germany similar to the very successful 100,000 roof programme for photovoltaic systems,” says Karl-Heinz Remmers, the CEO of Solarpraxis AG and publisher of PV Magazine
He added that: “These incentives can be created without any special energy storage legislation. Together with the incentives we would like to see a parallel scientific research programme established to sustainably promote the new energy economy.”
Remmers is adding to the growing chorus
of renewable energy figures demanding that governments take energy storage more seriously as an investment issue and adds to the debate
on how far public funds, including EU money,
should be involved in the sector.