The gaining momentum of energy storage and the need for grid integration were two of the areas of focus at this year’s Intersolar Europe Exhibition and Conference held in Munich, Germany earlier this month.
Managing Director Masoud Abshar and Chief Technical Officer Lindsay Meek attended the exhibition and conference, which saw 38,000 international visitors through its gates.
Magellan Managing Director Masoud Abshar says they were able to see the best the world had to offer in energy storage, and that Australia is on-par with the technology coming from Europe.
“What we saw is that Magellan is offering technology that is as advanced as the international competition, but we need more support to get it out there.”
Mr. Abshar stated that while there wasn’t a large representation of Australian companies, “it was good to see that technically we are doing the right thing, we just need to expand our horizons and be better supported by our regulatory framework,” he said.
From Magellan’s point of view it was evident that energy storage is the next biggest renewable technology, whether it be built for wind, wave or solar.
The Intersolar Exhibition and Conference was held from the 10th – 12th of June 2015 and around 50% of visitors came from countries such as China, Austria, France, Italy, South Korea and Taiwan as well as Germany.