It’s no secret that the renewable energy industry has had a tough six months, where 13 negative announcements from the government have slashed subsidy support. But, according to industry experts speaking at the Energy Now Expo, the future is bright for a maturing sector, and 2016 is predicted to be a breakthrough year for energy storage technologies.
Storage is such a hot topic at the moment, that there was a dedicated session for it at the Energy Now Expo. Stephen Jones from the Energy Storage Network commented that although there is some policy uncertainty, the technology exists, and energy storage holds great potential across all renewable energy types.
With over 3000 farmers and landowners through the doors at the Energy Now Expo, it’s certain that the sector is resilient in light of the hard time it’s had. Farmers are interested in renewables, especially those struggling to make ends meet due to low market prices. And with the industry in flux, it’s encouraging new ideas to boost returns on farm.