The design space for long-duration energy storage in decarbonized power systems

  title={The design space for long-duration energy storage in decarbonized power systems},
  author={Nestor Andres Sepulveda and Jesse D. Jenkins and Aurora Edington and Dharik S. Mallapragada and Richard Lester},
  journal={Nature Energy},
Long-duration energy storage (LDES) is a potential solution to intermittency in renewable energy generation. In this study we have evaluated the role of LDES in decarbonized electricity systems and identified the cost and efficiency performance necessary for LDES to substantially reduce electricity costs and displace firm low-carbon generation. Our findings show that energy storage capacity cost and discharge efficiency are the most important performance parameters. Charge/discharge capacity… 

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